Monthly Archives: February 2013

International Journal of Market Research

Last week I was fortunate enough to join the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Market Research. They’ve got a really detailed and helpful website here. I’d recommend taking a look, particularly if you are interested in the … Continue reading


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David Moats on Pickering on cybernetics

The CSISP blog has a post by David Moats on Andrew Pickering’s cybernetics. David recently provided a great review of Jussi Parikka’s Insect Media for ICS.

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Imagining the future of social research: Digital by-product data and the sociological imagination

An event for PhD students interested in digital sociology.

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2013 Brit Awards

The 2013 Brit Awards was the usual industry affair. The occasional controversial moment across its history has distracted from the fact that it has always been a space for music industry showboating – with very occasional edgy moments. This review … Continue reading

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Google’s data centres

Jussi Parikka has a post about Goigle’s data centres on his Machinology blog. The piece responds to Andrew Blum’s recent book to talk about the material presence of data clouds in data centres. There is some talk of layout and … Continue reading

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Music, taste and digital data

I’ve been trying to think about how digital data of different sorts can be used to find out about music cultures. One of the strands of this work attempted to think about the by-product data created by the music site … Continue reading

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Deborah Lupton on the use of social media

On her blog Deborah Lupton outlines the value of various forms of social media in communicating her research. The post gives a comprehensive outline of the different platforms she has used and their relative values. Deborah has tested these out … Continue reading

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Music and urban geography

At the moment I’m working on a piece that responds to Adam Krims’ book Music and Urban Geography. It will hopefully appear in an early issue of the exciting new Journal of Urban Cultural Studies. I’ve been asked to write … Continue reading

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US music charts to include YouTube plays

The famous US based music chart the Billboard Top 100 has announced that it will now incorporate YouTube plays into its chart calculations. Here is a story in the NME about the change. The charts currently include physical and download … Continue reading

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Revisiting the classics: William Mitchell’s Me++

The third review of William Mitchell’s Me++ has now been published on the online first section at Information, Communication & Society. It’s a really lively review by Sam Kinsley. This is a new section I’ve developed that provides reviews of … Continue reading

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