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Indie/dependent: Incubating Indies in Dublin and Montreal Apr 3, 2014

This post offers an introduction to a new comparative research project being conducted by Aphra Kerr and Tamara Shepherd, which started with discussions at Culture Digitally workshops and continued through a Dobbin Scholarship funded research visit by Tamara to Dublin … Continue reading

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Matrix algebra: how to be human in a digital economy Apr 1, 2014

Ray and Charles Working on a Conceptual Model for the Exhibition Mathematica, 1960, photograph. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress (A-22a). Click here to see original image.   “Certainly the cost of living has increased, but the cost of … Continue reading

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A “pay it back tax” on data brokers: a modest (and also politically untenable and impossibly naïve) policy proposal Mar 18, 2014

I’ve just returned from the “Social, Cultural, and Ethical Dimensions of Big Data” event, held by the Data & Society Initiative (led by danah boyd), and spurred by the efforts of the White House Office of Technology and Policy to … Continue reading

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Institutional Alzheimers: A Culture of Secrecy and the Opacity of #GAMEDEV Work Feb 21, 2014

[Cross Posted at Gamasutra] Yesterday, Todd Harper (@laevantine) tweeted a reflection on several other blog posts responding to recent news that Irrational Games was closing. I like that both @leighalexander and @BRKeogh‘s pieces on Irrational highlight the intense opacity of … Continue reading

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Announcement: chair in Digital and Social Media, at the Univ. of Sheffield Feb 12, 2014

Prof. Ralph Negrine asked that I share this with the Culture Digitally community. Certainly a relevant announcement for this audience. The Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield, England, is looking to appoint a Chair in Digital and … Continue reading

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