Category Archives: software

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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Digital by-product data and the social sciences (my postgraduate module)

Over the last two or three weeks I’ve been working on my postgraduate module ‘Digital by-product data and the social sciences’. The module ran for the first time last year and I’ve been trying to develop the content a bit … Continue reading

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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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Revisiting the classics – William Mitchell’s Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City

It’s been around 18 months since I took over as reviews editor at Information, Communication & Society. I’ve previously posted some reflections on being a reviews editor. I’m going to continue posting the reviews for ICS on this blog as … 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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Why should sociologists study digital media?

Deborah Lupton has posted a comprehensive and helpful list of the reasons why sociologists should study digital media. The post on her This Sociological Life blog argues for the centrality of digital media in a range of social processes, practices … Continue reading

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The New Circulations of Culture

My short article ‘The New Circulations of Culture’ has just been published in Berfrois. It’s a piece about the way that data circulations and new media infrastrcutures are reconfiguring culture (based upon my recent book).

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