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The E-mail Charter

I came across this great initiative via Blair Matthews – it started with a blog post by Chris Anderson and Jane Wulf from TED that has since been added to by a wide range of contributors: 10 Rules to Reverse… Read More ›

E-mail apnoea

Even though the postural mechanism invoked here makes sense, it’s hard not to wonder about the psychosocial costs of our communications systems when reading about things like this: While we have a greater tendency toward email apnea or screen apnea,… Read More ›

The Research Companion

by Petra Boynton 10 years ago I published a book called ‘The Research Companion’. It was based on talks and teaching I’d been doing with social scientists and healthcare staff that were supposed to be about the ‘how to’s’ of… Read More ›

PhD Studentship: Gender, Bodies and Technology, Engendered bodily practices and self-monitoring in the digital age

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/research-studentships-and-fees-only-bursaries/ Title: Gender, Bodies and Technology, Engendered bodily practices and self-monitoring in the digital age There has been a significant uptake in the use of ‘body tracking’, m-health and e-health devices in recent years. There are many body tracking apps… Read More ›

Science, Security and the Future of Freedom

Science, Security and the Future of Freedom Wednesday 3rd June 2015 – All day event Venue: MS.01. Maths Building, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/clusters/irs/wif/event/ The twenty-first century will be shaped by cyber security. In 2012, the world sent… Read More ›

The 5th ICTs & Society Conference

The 5th ICTs & Society Conference: The Internet and Social Media at a Crossroads: Capitalism or Commonism? Perspectives for Critical Political Economy and Critical Theory. Vienna University of Technology. Vienna, Austria June 3-7, 2015. Programme: http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/programme_ict&s5.pdf http://icts-and-society.net/events/5th-icts-and-society-conference/ Given that the… Read More ›

Algorithms and Accountability

Algorithms and Accountability took place in the Department of Law at New York University in February. Here’s the description of the symposium: Scholars, stakeholders, and policymakers question the adequacy of existing mechanisms governing algorithmic decision-making and grapple with new challenges… Read More ›

Senior Lecturership in Digital Cultures

Job vacancy: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=60631 Closing date: 19 May 2015 The post-holder will contribute to the continuing success of the MA Digital Culture and Society, and will join the team teaching on and further developing the BA Digital Cultures. They will be… Read More ›