Monthly Archives: March 2013

David Hill on joining Twitter

On his schizomedia blog David Hill offers some reflections on joining Twitter…which follows up on his earlier article on leaving Facebook.

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Luciana Parisi’s Contagious Architecture: Computation, Aesthetics and Space

Luciana Parisi’s new book Contagious Architecture: Computation, Aesthetics and Space has been published by MIT. Here is the publishers page. It would seem that this book outlines another example of the increasing social power of algorithms. Here is part of … Continue reading

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An interview with Thomas Kemple and Austin Harrington about Simmel

A little while ago I posted about the most recent Theory, Culture & Society annual review. It contained a really substantial special section on the work of Georg Simmel. In this interview on the TCS blog, Thomas Kemple and Austin … Continue reading

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Antipode make their book reviews open access

Antipode have announced that from now on their book reviews will be open access on their website, rather than being in the journal. The journal Society and Space also has a similar arrangement. This seems to be working well. Society … Continue reading

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Three pieces on open access

The LSE blog has recently published three pieces on open access publishing (this is a debate that is likely to rumble on): The first focuses on the limitations of institutional repositories. The second focuses on the myths around Creative Commons. … Continue reading

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Suede, the NME and music news

The NME have an interview with Suede, who are talking about the NME. The interview ends up being about the changing format of music news. The discussion revolves around the availability of music news. The weekly newspaper was seen as … Continue reading

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Switching to research and marking

Due to the pressures on my time – from teaching and from my admin job as admissions tutor – I’ve been a little bit limited in the type of content I’ve been able to put in this blog over the … Continue reading

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