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A Botifesto

We live in a world of bots. Generally speaking, these sets of algorithms are responsible for so much on the backend of the internet, from making Google searches possible to filling up your spam folder. But an emergent kind of bot, capable of interacting with humans and acting on their behalf, is playing a more […]

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Reflections on technology and the 2016 elections

Way back in 2008, Off the Bus reporter Mayhill Fowler filed a report on an appearance by Hillary Clinton during that spring’s Democratic primary. The piece opens with a quote: “‘Being here this morning is a gift,’ Hillary Clinton says to the small band of supporters, several hundred strong, gathered under the Saturday morning sun […]

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The Four Cultures: Media Studies at the Crossroads

In 1959, C.P. Snow famously decried the gap between the “two cultures”—the scientific and the humanist. Snow, a novelist and scientist, was disturbed by scientific illiteracy among the well-educated:“So the great edifice of modern physics goes up, and the majority of the cleverest people in the western world have about as much insight into it […]

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new articles from CD contributors!

Always nice when it finally makes it into print! Here are a few articles that have just come out, from people who have contributed to Culture Digitally.   Hector Postigo, The socio-technical architecture of digital labor: Converting play into YouTube money New Media & Society 2016; 18:332-349 Zizi Papacharissi, Affective publics and structures of storytelling: sentiment, […]

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