Monthly Archives for October 2014

Academic outreach as click bait: new genres of scholarly social media

How should academics communicate their research to the general public? Maybe through memes, quizzes and click bait? If you’ve read Chris Rodley’s two part Buzzfeed posts on Post-Structuralism Explained With Hipster Beards you might actually nod and think that might not … Continue reading

28. October 2014 by Jill
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How we pose in photographs: hand signs and cultural differences

One of the highlights for me from the Association of Internet Researchers conference (#IR15) in South Korea last week was the extra-curricular learning. About many things, but in this post let me focus on what I learnt about selfie culture and … Continue reading

27. October 2014 by Jill
Categories: Visualise me | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

The #IR15 Selfie Pedagogy Workshop

I’m in Korea at the Association of Internet Researchers’ annual conference, and having a great time. I bought a selfie stick in Seoul and the Twitter hashtag is hopping and I’m loving having the chance to talk face to face … Continue reading

21. October 2014 by Jill
Categories: social media, Teaching | 1 comment

How I Published My Scholarly Book With an Open Access CC-BY License

[Open Access Week in 2014  is October 20-26.] Have you noticed that scholarly books are getting more and more expensive? It’s not just the journals that are exorbitantly priced. Yesterday I didn’t buy a really interesting anthology in my field … Continue reading

19. October 2014 by Jill
Categories: University politics | Tags: , , | 15 comments

Cerebrally sincere? Why the humanities need to address dataism.

Katie Warfield posted a link to this fascinating study of what people think they look like, or wish they look like or to be more accurate, which of a series of photoshopped versions of a photograph of their face they have the … Continue reading

08. October 2014 by Jill
Categories: Visualise me | 3 comments

New book out now: Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

HOORAY! My new book, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves was published today by Palgrave!!! The book is open access (CC-BY) so you can download it right now for free, either … Continue reading

03. October 2014 by Jill
Categories: Visualise me | Tags: , , | 2 comments