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,
On a recent visit to Tilburg University in the Netherlands, Prof Alexandra Georgakopoulou spoke about her work on the Ego-Media project with Dr Philip Seargeant (Open University). This conversation, along with a series of shorter videos, have and are being collected, edited and published by Diggit Magazine. See the conversation between Prof
Ego-Media colleagues recently traveled to present research from the ERC-funded project to colleagues at the World Auto/Biography Centre at Peking University in Beijing, and at the ‘Literary Biography and Others’ Conference hosted by the Biographical Society at Sichuan University in Chengdu. Members of the team traveled first to Beijing to