Category Archives for Visualise me

An online selfie course for academics

Terri Senft is also working on selfies, and started up a Selfie Research Network on Facebook the other day. The group already has 180 members and is a very active site of sharing and conversation. There’s a Zotero bibliography and … Continue reading

10. February 2014 by Jill
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Automatic portraits and selfies

I got a pile of books about the history of self-portraits at the UIC library yesterday, and I’m particularly enjoying Raynal Pellicer’s Photo Booth: The Art of the Automatic Portrait (Abrams, New York, 2010; translated from French by Antony Shugaar). … Continue reading

30. January 2014 by Jill
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Reading a Twitter stream as a text or as a social act of self-expression

Lisa Boncheck Adams (@AdamsLisa) is a mother of three who has tweets and blogs about her life with cancer. Adams is currently undergoing radiation treatment and has been writing about the pain of side effects, with fairly detailed descriptions of the … Continue reading

16. January 2014 by Jill
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Filtering reality

I’m reading an interesting just-published paper by Meryl Alper, “War on Instagram”, about how (read it at New Media & Society or without the paywall at The paper discusses how photojournalists are using smartphones and in particular Instagram and … Continue reading

07. November 2013 by Jill
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An intensity chart of my levels of busy-ness since 2007

I just noticed the year view of iCal gives me a nice intensity chart of how busy my life has been over the last few years, at least in terms of how many meetings and calendar events  I have.    … Continue reading

29. August 2013 by Jill
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Workshop: Visualisere Facebooknettverket ditt i Gephi

Notes for a workshop I’m giving at a local high school today on visualising your Facebook network. Dette er stikkord til en workshop jeg skal ha på Nordahl Grieg videregående skole i dag om hvordan man visualiserer Facebooknettverket sitt i … Continue reading

20. February 2013 by Jill
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Roberto Simanowski on the Facebook timeline as a “diary”

Roberto Simanowski is giving the second keynote at Remediating the Social. It is titled The Compelling Charm of Numbers: Writing for and Thru the Network of Data, and you can read the full paper in the PDF of the proceedings … Continue reading

02. November 2012 by Jill
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DNA analysis as self-exploration

I’m fascinated by the many ways in which we use technology to see ourselves, and while I’ve mostly explored personal biometrics like FitBit, self-portraits with digital cameras and of course, blogs, I also wonder about the trend in personal DNA … Continue reading

21. June 2012 by Jill
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Orality is power; social media let us be controlled?

Computers make more and more aspects of work into data that can be collected and monitored, according to Shoshana Zuboff’s In the Age of the Smart Machine (1984), writes Rob Horning in The New Inquiry, and he takes her argument forwards into the age … Continue reading

12. June 2012 by Jill
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Liberating our (biometric) data

I gave a talk on technologically mediated self-representations (have to come up with a sexier term for that, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue) this morning for Piksels & Lines, a research seminar and workshop for the Libre Graphic Research … Continue reading

08. June 2012 by Jill
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