Monthly Archives: June 2013

A review of Žižek now: current perspectives in Žižek studies

Žižek now: Current Perspectives in Žižek studies edited by Jamil Khader and Molly Anne Rothenberg has been reviewed by Sam Burgum for Information, Communication & Society.

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Technologies of Inclusion

Hilde G. Corneliussen has reviewed Technologies of Inclusion: Gender in the Information Society by Knut H. Sørensen, Wendy Faulkner and Els Rommes for Information, Communication & Society.

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Is the use of social media becoming mainstream in sociology?

In a recent post on his blog, Mark Carrigan has asked if the use of social media is becoming mainstream in UK sociology. He suggests that he has seen a significant increase in sociologists using social media over the last … Continue reading

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Digital Scholarship Blog

Nick Pearce has an interesting blog on Digital Scholarship. It contains posts about the ways in which digital technologies are changing higher education practice. For example, here is a post about sociology and software that briefly discusses coding skills and … Continue reading

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An interview with Paul Rabinow

In the series of interviews with academics Figure/Ground have interviewed Paul Rabinow. The interview discusses various aspects of Paul’s work, including his key work on Michel Foucault. It also, as is common with these Figure/Ground interviews, covers biographical routes into … Continue reading

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Calculative Devices in the Digital Age: a call for papers

Louise Amoore has just sent me through this call for papers: Call for Papers: Calculative Devices in the Digital Age Department of Geography Durham University 21-22 November 2013 Keynote speakers (tbc): Prof. Pat O’Malley (Sydney)   Prof. Marieke de Goede (Amsterdam)   … Continue reading

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Bernard Stiegler?

Bernard Stiegler is not a writer that I know very much about. I’ve noticed though that he seems to be gaining increasing attention. Indeed, he is already moving in to the status of the academic superstar. He is certainly fashionable. … Continue reading

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Why big data is not the truth

The New York Times has published an overview of a recent talk by Kate Crawford on the limits or ‘myths’ of big data. This has been circulating around Twitter over the last few days, with various responses. The piece outlines … Continue reading

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Visual cultural analytics

Gillian Rose responds to an event on visual methods on her blog. She focuses in particular on Lev Manovich’s work at the Software Studies Initiative. I’ve been trying to follow their work for a while, in particular the creative means … Continue reading

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Books that inspired…

The LSE blog has a section on academic inspiration. It contains podcasts and essays on the books that inspired a range of academics. This includes both fiction and non-fiction choices.

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