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Conference: Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space Feb 3, 2014

June 18-20, 2014 – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science) Organizers: José van Dijck & Thomas Poell Confirmed keynote speakers: Lance Bennett, Tarleton Gillespie, Alfred Hermida, Hallvard Moe Discussants: C.W. Anderson, Marcel Broersma, Jean … Continue reading

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‘Bumblehive’ and ‘Sealand’: Big Data Infrastructures Nov 25, 2013

(Note: image taken from a site spoofing/critiquing the Utah data center: http://nsa.gov1.info/utah-data-center/) On August 21, 2013, Mother Jones published the headline, “The World’s Most Notorious Micronation Has the Secret to Protecting Your Data From the NSA,” reviving Sealand as the … Continue reading

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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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Not Print Print Bang Bang: 3D printed guns and the illusion of digital immateriality Jul 30, 2013

We must come to terms with the systems and artifacts we build and, by understanding what they do to and for us, construct them (both materially and semiotically) in more liberatory and productive ways. But critical analysis of technologies is of … Continue reading

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On the 30th Anniversary of the UCSD Communication Department Jun 17, 2013

For the last few years, I have jokingly referred to a “La Jolla School” of Communication. This invisible college has grown up around the Communication Department at the University of California, San Diego. And as a school of thought it … Continue reading

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