Monthly Archives: July 2013

Some short essays on ‘Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System’

A couple of weeks ago I attended an event in ‘Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System’. I’ve previously posted some reflections on the event here. It was really vibrant and lively, with s fantastic range of speakers. As a follow … Continue reading

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An interview with Mark Deuze

Figure/Ground have an interview with Mark Deuze. As is usual with their interviews, it covers substantive issues in Mark’s work alongside some discussions of biography and university life. This particular interview also gets into questions around interdisciplinarity. Most of the … Continue reading

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Digital Sociology study group website

The Digital Sociology study group, which is affiliated with the British Sociological Association, has a really lively and informative website. It’s updated regularly and also has a Twitter feed. The site is run by the group coordinators Mark Carrigan and … Continue reading

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An interview with Lev Manovich

Michael Connor has interviewed Lev Manovich for Rhizome. The interview focuses upon his recently published book Software Takes Command.

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A discount flyer for my book Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation

    I’ve posted previously about the recent publication of my book Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation. The publishers, Palgrave Macmillan, are providing a discount on the book for a short period of time. The discount … Continue reading

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Software Takes Command, a new book by Lev Manovich

Lev Manovich’s new book Software Takes Command has just been published. It looks really interesting. Here is the publishers site, and here is the book’s description: This new book from the celebrated author of The Language of New Media is … Continue reading

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More music visualisations

Some really good visualisations of music styles/genres here. This use of new types of visualisation to depict music taste really does transform how music is understood (there is a little more about this in this article).

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Starting a new writing project…

My new writing project is starting to take shape. These are the books I’m currently using. I’ve got a contract in place with Palgrave Macmillan for a book of up to 30,000 words in their new Palgrave Pivot series. So … Continue reading

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Another review of Code/Space by Rob Kitchin & Martin Dodge

Sam Kinsley has posted a really detailed review of Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge’s Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life on his blog. There have now been a few reviews of this important books, I’ve previously linked to a few of … Continue reading

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Playing with Digital By-Product Data: an indicative example

The new open access journal Necsus: European Journal of Media Studies contains various types of articles and reviews. A little while ago I wrote a web review of the site tweetolife.com for them. The review is called ‘Playing with Digital … Continue reading

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