Monthly Archives for June 2012

Revising “Blogging”: blogs and journalism

I’ve been ploughing through my book, Blogging, figuring out what needs revising for the second edition. Lots is still good, but some is outdated – like the lengthy explanations of what Facebook is. Not necessary in 2012… So far the … Continue reading

27. June 2012 by Jill
Categories: Blogging | 4 comments

Teaching surveillance with 1984 and Little Brother

I was in the university bookshop today and was thrilled to see several of the books are already in for one of my courses this autumn, DIKULT106: Culture and Norms in the Information Society. The course consists of three three … Continue reading

26. June 2012 by Jill
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Do people still see blogs as networks?

I’m working on a revision of my book Blogging, and it’s really interesting revisiting this book that I wrote five years ago. One thing is that social media wasn’t a familiar term back then, and that Path, Pinterest and and … Continue reading

23. June 2012 by Jill
Categories: Blogging | Tags: , , | 10 comments

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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Chain mail campaigns make me hate social media

I want to support children in Greece. And I trust SOS Children’s Villages. My family sponsors a child through them. But I dislike this campaign: It wants me to email my friends telling them about the campaign. Not to ask them … Continue reading

19. June 2012 by Jill
Categories: social media | 4 comments

Makeup to stop face-recognition software from “seeing” you

Fascinating artist profile and interview with Adam Harvey, who designed the CV Dazzle (CV stands for Computer Vision) makeup and hair design that stops facial recognition software in surveillance cameras from recognizing you as a human. This could be important … Continue reading

14. June 2012 by Jill
Categories: Uncategorized | 1 comment

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
Categories: Networked Politics, Visualise me | Leave a comment

Digital Methods mini-workshop in Bergen

Ever since I came across the Digital Methods Initiative website I’ve wanted to attend one of their summer schools in Amsterdam, where they hack out new tools to do digitally native research on digitally native materials. They have an impressive … Continue reading

11. June 2012 by Jill
Categories: social media | 1 comment

Searching the web for the use of the terms “electronic literature” and “digital literature”

During the Digital Methods mini-workshop that Richard Rogers and Sabine Niederer held for us here in Bergen today I realized that I could quite easily continue my explorations of which words people use about the field of electronic literature using web … Continue reading

11. 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
Categories: Visualise me | 1 comment

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