Month: September 2012

Culture Digitally the Podcast Episode 3: Conversations on Algorithms and Cultural Production

Hello everyone.   We have a new episode of Culture Digitally the Podcast.  It’s the third installment in a series that documents conversations among digital media scholars on issues relevant to the study of culture, digital media and technology. The discussion format is open and gives our readers the chance to hear our contributors thinking aloud.  […]

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Announcement: From Punched Cards to ‘Big Data': A Social History of Database Populism (Kevin Driscoll)

Kevin Driscoll published a paper exploring some of the key events in the history of databases in society. Here’s the abstract: Since the diffusion of the punched card tabulator following the 1890 U.S. Census, mass-scale information processing has been alternately a site of opportunity, ambivalence and fear in the American imagination. While large bureaucracies have […]

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Announcement: Cultural Production and the Digital Rights Movement (Hector Postigo)

Hector Postigo just published a new article, “Cultural Production and the Digital Rights Movement,” in the journal  Information Communication and Society.   Below is the abstract. The Digital Rights Movement is an effort by activists and advocacy organizations to expand consumer rights in media content use. A central argument for legitimating those rights pivots on a view of culture […]

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Digital In/Justice

(Welcome to the latest of Culture Digitally’s “dialogues.” Inspired by an exchange between Mary and Nick in the parting moments of our first workshop, an exchange they have continued to develop since, I asked if we could use two paragraphs from Nick’s latest book as the opening salvo in a dialogue about how to think about […]

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Announcement: Without You, I’m nothing: Performances of the Self on Twitter (Zizi Papacharissi)

Zizi Papacharissi just published a new article in the International Journal of Communication.  Her article, Without You, I’m nothing: Performances of the Self on Twitter is open access and available for immediate download. Online social platforms collapse or converge public and private boundaries, creating both opportunities and challenges for pursuing publicity, privacy, and sociality. Presentations of the self […]

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