Archive for July 2014

Multicultural Britain: Conviviality

Multicultural Britain: Conviviality #ShareRamadan with Neighbours, Colleagues and Friends The political pessimism about multiculturalism is evident in announcements of its death that keep on coming nearly a decade after Gilroy (2005:1) put forth who was to blame: “the murderous culprits… Read More ›

The politics of facebook

This post by Zeynep Tufekci on her Medium site is the best thing I’ve read yet about the recent facebook controversy. I’m struck by how this kind of power can be seen as no big deal. Large corporations exist to sell us things, and… Read More ›

Normcore and the Anxieties of Big Data

This essay by Kate Crawford (from Microsoft Research) at the New Inquiry explores the relationship between big data, the anxieties it provokes and normcore (“Having mastered difference, the truly cool attempt to master sameness”). If one accepts her contention that normcore reflects “the dispersed anxiety of… Read More ›