Archive for May 2015

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 ›

How else to know people?

This is an extract from The Happiness Industry by William Davies. If you find it interesting then you’ll like this podcast. Psychology and social science are perfectly possible, under the sorts of conditions described by Wittgenstein, indeed they are much… 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 ›

Social Media and Ambient Intimacy

There’s an extremely important idea expressed in this video if you can get past the irritating presenter: I’ve written more about this idea here. It needs to be treated carefully but this formulation shouldn’t be dismissed.

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 ›