Category Archives: mobile devices

Understanding the human machine

The notion of the quantified self has been getting quite about of attention recently, particularly with mobile phone apps providing various ways of measuring the self. When searching around I came across this excellent short commentary article, ‘Understanding the human … Continue reading

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Florence Chiew on posthumanism

Florence Chiew talks about her recent TCS article on posthumanism in this video abstract. Most articles in Theory, Culture & Society are now accompanied by a video abstract or some other additional materials on the TCS site. I’ve posted a … Continue reading

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How Shazam uses big data to predict the next big artists

Apparently Shazam are making use of the data from their app to make predictions about which songs will be hits. This article gives some description of the process and predictions (thanks to Emma Uprichard for the link). Here we can … Continue reading

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Media and the City

I’ve just been reading through Myria Georgiou’s new book Media and the City. It’s a comprehensive account of the ‘interfaces’ of media and urban space. It looks at the complex interrelations between the two. The suggestion is that the connections … Continue reading

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Louise Amoore’s The Politics of Possibility

  There is some news about Louise Amoore’s much anticipated book The Politics of Possibility on Stuart Elden’s Progressive Geographies blog. There is also a link to a preview of the introductory chapter. The book looks excellent. I’ve used Louise’s … Continue reading

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New circulations of culture piece on the LSE Politics & Policy blog

A short article I put together on ‘The New Circulations of Culture’ has just been published on the LSE’s Politics and Policy blog. It’s is a short piece that was originally published by Berfrois. It provides a very brief overview of some of … Continue reading

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A short reading list on the topic ‘Digital by-product data and the social sciences’

Yesterday I posted some description and an outline of my module ‘Digital by-product data and the social sciences‘. Afterwards a couple of people asked if I’d be happy to share the readings, which I certainly am. So I managed to … Continue reading

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