On occasion, two or more participants in Culture Digitally are invited to engage in an intellectual back-and-forth, on a theoretical point of interest that emerges from discussions at our meetings, around blog posts, or based on evident shared interests. In these “dialogues” they are encouraged to grapple with theoretical questions, but to do so quite a bit faster than the glacial pace of publishing typically allows. Imagine them as the digital equivalent of the scholarly exchange of letters between pre-eminent gentlemen (sic) scientists. The thinking is meant to be raw and provocative, a chance for the dialogue participants to prod each other beyond their own certainties.


The Changing Pace of Media Scholarship (May 28 – June 16, 2015): Media Scholarship Needs Updating; Media Scholarship and Digital Time; Running Towards Publication, then Walking Away — Discussants: Jeff Pooley, C.W. Anderson, and Jonathan Sterne


“Freedom Edition”: Considering Sony Pictures and ‘The Interview (February 3, 2015) — Discussants: Hugh Gusterson, Chuck Tryon, Aynee Kokas, and Josh Braun


Spam, and the Challenge of Chasing Shadows (January 7, 2014) — Discussants: Finn Brunton and Kevin Driscoll


Reflecting on Chapter 1 of Tim Jordan’s Internet, Society, and Culture: Communicative practices before and after the internet (April 16, 2013) — Discussants: Kevin DriscollTarleton Gillespie, and Zizi Papacharissi(with Tim Jordan)


Podcast and Dialogue with Alice Marwick and Brooke Duffy (March 26, 2013) — Discussants: Alice Marwick and Brooke Erin Duffy


The Habitus of the New (Oct 16, 2012) — Discussants: Zizi Papacharissi and Tom Streeter


Digital in/Justice (Sept 17, 2012) — Discussants: Mary Gray and Nick Couldry 


Reflecting on Chapter 2 of Nick Couldry’s Media, Society, World (June 7, 2012) — Discussants: Kevin Driscoll, Tarleton Gillespie, Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, Zizi Papacharissi, and Hector Postigo (with Nick Couldry)


(How) Have Technological Shifts Changed Being a Sports Fan? (Apr 9, 2012) — Discussants: Mel Stanfill and Rayvon Fouché


Affordances, technical agency, and the politics of technologies of cultural production (Jan 23, 2012) — Discussants: Gina Neff, Tim Jordan, and Joshua McVeigh-Schultz