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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 ›

Doing Social Media Analysis with Free Tools

Doing Social Media Analysis with Free Tools A Digital Sociology Study Group Event 28 April 2017, 10:00-13:00 Leeds Beckett University, UK https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events/doing-social-media-analysis-with-free-tools/ Analysing Data from Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Smartphones Social media are now a central part of many people’s… Read More ›