Monthly Archives: February 2013

Reading…how much and what type?

I just came across this exchange in response to a post on Progressive Geographies that contained an image of ‘books received‘: Openmedi: Your books received posts always make me think of how much one in a field such as yours … Continue reading

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Two new interviews on figure/ground…

In their revealing series of interviews, that combine discussions of the behind the scenes aspects of university life with questions about research ideas, Figure/Ground have posted two new interviews covering cultural matters. The first is with Lisa Guenther, whose work … Continue reading

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Ears have walls by Rowland Atkinson

Just over a year ago Rowland Atkinson published the article Ears Have Walls in the open access journal Aether. The piece engages with issues around urban sound and noise. Rowland has included some great images. It sits alongside his other … Continue reading

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Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology event

The third event in the Digital Methods as Mainstream Methods seminar series will take place in Manchester on the 15th of March. Here are the details about the event. The seminar series has its own blog. I’m going to be … Continue reading

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Computational Culture Issue Two

Towards the end of last year the new journal Computational Culture published its second issue. There is some cutting-edge stuff in here, including two pieces that provide sociological takes on algorithms and other pieces on coding and software environments. The … Continue reading

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Big data surveillance: a call for papers

The journal Surveillance and Society have a call for papers for a special issue on Big Data Surveillance. It is to be edited by Mark Andrejevic and Kelly Gates. It looks like it will make a really important contribution to … Continue reading

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Blogging and public geography

A few weeks ago I was asked to write a response piece for the journal Dialogues in Human Geography. It’s a fairly new journal that publishes feature articles alongside a series if short response pieces. These are then followed by … Continue reading

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Advice on writing (a thesis)

The department if sociology at the university of york have posted some advice for writing a thesis on their blog. It’s aimed at PhD students, but many of the comments represent more general advice about writing. There are a few … Continue reading

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Review of Charlie Beckett’s Wikileaks: News in the Networked Era

Margot Buchanan reviews Charlie Beckett’s (with James Ball) Wikileaks: News in the Networked Era for Information, Communication & Society.

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The Philosophy of Data

David Brooks has a piece in the New York Times on the Philosophy of Data. It’s a fairly short piece that sets out a bit of an agenda for thinking about the possibilities of data. Much of it will be … Continue reading

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