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CfP: Japan in the Digital Age

Japan in the Digital Age Call for Papers for a one-day Symposium Saturday 28th October, 2017 The Shed, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Keynote Speakers Prof. Ian Condry, Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mr. Kazuhito Gen-I (??… Read More ›

What is a research technologist?

I described myself as an ‘academic technologist’ for a number of years. During my part-time PhD, I’d drifted into a number of roles which felt connected but which were difficult to summarise: training people to use NVIVO, writing digital scholarship resources, advising… Read More ›

The cultural significance of blogging

In his Uberworked and Underpaid, Trebor Scholz offers an important reflection on the cultural significance of blogging. While its uptake has been exaggerated, dependent upon questionable assumptions concerning the relationship between users and blogs, it nonetheless represents a transformation of… Read More ›

CfP: Watchful Citizens: Policing from Below and Digital Vigilantism Université de Montréal, 2-3 November 2017

CFP: Watchful Citizens: Policing from Below and Digital Vigilantism Université de Montréal, 2-3 November 2017 http://www.cicc.umontreal.ca/en/events/colloques/cicc-2017-2018-scientific-launch In Europe and America, political mobilizations have emboldened citizens to monitor and harass individuals based on categories of suspicion, for instance illegal aliens. These… Read More ›