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Political Prototypes: Why Performances and Narratives Matter Nov 22, 2013

While it has received comparatively little attention in the literature, during the 2004 presidential cycle the most technically innovative campaign was the re-election bid of George W. Bush. With online precinct captain programs complementing the work of a massive field … Continue reading

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The Relevance of Algorithms Nov 26, 2012

I’m really excited to share my new essay, “The Relevance of Algorithms,” with those of you who are interested in such things. It’s been a treat to get to think through the issues surrounding algorithms and their place in public culture … Continue reading

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Is Twitter us or them? #twitterfail and living somewhere between public commitment and private investment Jul 31, 2012

This is about the fourth Olympics that’s been trumpeted as the first one to embrace social media and the Internet — just as, depending on how you figure it, it’s about the fourth U.S. election in a row that’s the … Continue reading

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Announcement: Two journal articles from Seth Lewis on the discursive work of journalism and participatory media May 17, 2012

Seth Lewis has just published two new articles of interest to Culture Digitally readers. The first, still in iFirst online form, appears in Information, Communication & Society, in a coming special issue on tensions in digital media work. The article is titled The … Continue reading

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The Legitimizing Power of Markets: Why paying for paper serves as a proxy for ascertaining truths Mar 9, 2012

It seems that the pot is starting (or have already started) to boil over. The role of academic publishing houses in the dissemination of knowledge has attracted the attention of people outside academia.  And, certainly, it has attracted the attention of our … Continue reading

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