Ego-Media is five-year project funded by the European Research Council to assess the impact of digital and social media upon the practices and experiences of life writing and related modes of ego narrative.
It uses a combination of life writing theory and new media theory (including the notion of the networked self), participant observation of blogs, vlogs, social media and emergent sites, and interviews and discussions with selected online users.Find out more
Ego-Media’s Professor Clare Brant, and Dr Polly North have curated a major multi-media exhibition that celebrates diaries and the many ways in which diarists capture human experience. ‘Dear Diary: A Celebration of Diaries and their Digital Descendants‘ considers how diaries stage important issues for the individual and society, including those of identity, intimacy,
Ego-Media‘s Rachael Kent has published a chapter – ‘Social Media and Self-Tracking: Representing the Health-Self‘ – in Self-Tracking: Empirical and Philosophical Investigations (2017) edited by Btihaj Ajana.
Ego-Media‘s Dr Rob Gallagher has published an article in the Guardian examining gaming cultures, digital systems and devices, linear and non-linear narratives and storyworlds, and politics.