Category Archives: objects

An audio interview about my book Popular Culture And New Media: The Politics Of Circulation

Dave O’Brien interviewed me for the critical theory section of the New Book Network. The interview is available in full here. The interview focused on my recently published book Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation, and we … Continue reading

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Lowry and the painting of modern life

John Barrell has a review on the LSE blog of a recent Tate exhibition entitled ‘Lowry and the painting of the modern life‘. It provides some reflections and reassessments of Lowry’s paintings of industrial spaces. It covers the popularity of … Continue reading

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New Live Sociology site

Goldsmiths sociology have launched a new ‘Live Sociology‘ web resource. It is still in its beta stages, so it is under development, but it already has links to lots of resources. The idea seems to be to provide a single … Continue reading

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The precarious double life of the recording engineer…published online first

My article ‘The precarious double life of the recording engineer‘ has been published on the online first (or latest articles) section of the Journal for Cultural Research. It will be published in the actual journal in early 2014. The piece … Continue reading

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Trackable football boots…quantifying your football skills

I just discovered that football boots now come with the option of a sensor that gathers data about the wearer. The Adidas miCoach systems gather data about the user so that it can reviewed after they have played. These are … Continue reading

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A comprehensive list of data sources and services

Via Rob Kitchin on Twitter, the Visualising Data blog has an entry that is described as ‘A big collection of sites and services for accessing data‘. The post contains a comprehensive list of the data sources, and analysis tools, that … Continue reading

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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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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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The Social Life of Methods…a new special issue of Theory, Culture & Society

Theory, Culture & Society have just published a special issue on ‘The Social Life of Methods’. It has been edited by Evelyn Ruppert, John Law and Mike Savage. The issue covers a range of issues about the role of method … Continue reading

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Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation…has now been published

My new book Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation has now been published. I’ve just received my copies in the post. The publishers site is here. Here is the blurb: Popular culture and new media are deeply … Continue reading

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