Tagged: micro_practices

Institutional Alzheimers: A Culture of Secrecy and the Opacity of #GAMEDEV Work

[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 the game dev process… — Todd Harper (@laevantine) February 19, 2014 Both Leigh Alexander (@leighalexander) […]

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Announcement: New anthology on media technologies, bringing together STS and Communication perspectives

I’m thrilled to announce that our anthology, Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society, edited by myself and Pablo Boczkowski and Kirsten Foot, is now officially available from MIT Press. Contributors include Geoffrey Bowker, Finn Brunton, Gabriella Coleman, Gregory Downey, Steven Jackson, Christopher Kelty, Leah Lievrouw, Sonia Livingstone, Ignacio Siles, Jonathan Sterne, Lucy Suchman, and Fred Turner. One essay from the collection […]

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On Streeter’s The Net Effect: A Culture Digitally Dialogue

In this Culture Digitally dialogue, we discuss Thomas Streeter’s book The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet (New York University Press 2011), part of the “Critical Cultural Communication” series edited by Sarah Banet-Weiser and Kent A. Ono. This dialogue emerged out of an Author-meets-Critics session at the Eastern Sociological Society Meetings in Boston in […]

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Announcement: new article by Lee Humphreys, “Connecting, Coordinating, Cataloguing: Communicative Practices on Mobile Social Networks”

Lee Humphreys has a new essay in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, called “Connecting, Coordinating, Cataloguing: Communicative Practices on Mobile Social Networks.” This piece will be of great interest to the Culture Digitally crowd, especially those drawn to questions of the micropractices of digital life. Here’s the abstract: This article draws on Georg […]

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The Habitus of the New

Inspired by an exchange between Zizi and Tom that began just after our first workshop in 2011, I asked if we could use Zizi’s idea (itself built on Bourdieu’s work) of the “habitus of the new” as the opening salvo in a dialogue about how to think the “state of permanent novelty” that seems to […]

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