Monthly Archives: March 2013

Neoliberalism and the digital text

Berfrois have a piece by Davin Heckman on ‘Neoliberalism and the digital text‘. It’s a substantial piece that explores some of the connections between media developments, including developments in social media, and wider narratives of neoliberalism. Here is a short … Continue reading

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An autopsy of a social networking site

This is causing quite a bit of reaction and is generat. It is an autopsy of the social networking site Friendster (thanks to David Hill for the link). It’s a really inventive study that uses data by products to understand … Continue reading

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The Schizo-pathology of celebrity

Using the celebrity/actor Danny Dyer as a case study alongside some academic work by Kerry Ferris, my colleague David Hill offers some thoughts on the schizo-pathology of celebrity.

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Big data and the university

Last week’s Times Higher Education had a piece about big data and the university. These questions about the use of metrics in the university sector seem to be gaining increasing importance. It would seem that wider forms of what Nigel … Continue reading

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Why is blogging useful?

The sociologicalimagination.org has some thoughts on why academic blogging is useful. There are some tweets here about the topic and some reflections on what these different points suggest. Mark suggests that blogs are being used in a variety of ways … Continue reading

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Jussi Parikka on funding and the spirit of the neoliberal academy

Jussi Parikka has posted a detailed piece on the issues around funding and the spirit of the neoliberal academy on his Machinology blog.

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Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation…cover and publishers page

My book is now progressing through the various stages. The publication date is 19th July. I’ve got the above cover image, I’ve returned the copyedited pages and there is now a page on the publishers website (with information about the … Continue reading

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