8 May 2017

Dear Diary: A Celebration of Diaries and their Digital Descendants

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,

DiaryBox

  PARTICIPATE! We are exploring the relationship between online activity and diary keeping. Would you like to participate in this research by contributing to our DiaryBox? DiaryBox – How do you document your life online – and how do you feel about doing it? – How have digital and social

Moving Past Present: Digitally Reanimating the Gaiety Girls

Last month the KCL Anatomy museum played host to Moving Past Present, an experiment in digital biography created by artist Janina Lange. Knowing that the theme for the Arts and Humanities Research Institute’s 2016 festival was play, I had approached Janina with the idea of creating an event that would

Podcast: An Archive of Tingles: ASMR Culture and Online Identity

‘Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response’ is a term that’s emerged from online health communities to describe a ‘tingling’ sensation certain people seem to experience in response to particular sensory stimuli and audiovisual cues. In recent years numerous ‘ASMRtists’ have begun using platforms like YouTube to circulate roleplays, readings and performances all

Public Roundtable: Voices and Ethics Part Three with Craig Howes

In the final paper from our Voices and Ethics panel, Professor Craig Howes (Centre for Biographical Research, University of Hawai’i) argues that digital technologies are bringing into being new biographical forms that demand critical attention – from Facebook ‘Year in Review’ slideshows to military drone operators’ ‘kill lists.’

Public Roundtable: Voices and Ethics Part Two with Alfred Hornung

The second paper from our Voices and Ethics panel sees Alfred Hornung (Professor, Chair of American Studies, Department of English & Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University) reflecting on interdisciplinary collaboration in relation to his experiences working on the project Life Sciences, Life Writing: Boundary Experiences of Human Life between Biomedical Explanation

Public Roundtable: Voices and Ethics Part One with Gillian Whitlock

In the first paper from our September 2015 Voices and Ethics panel Gillian Whitlock (ARC Professorial Research Fellow, University of Queensland) discusses her research on 21st century testimony, addressing texts produced by migrants and asylum seekers detained in Australia’s Nauru processing centre.

Public Roundtable: Identities Online with Leigh Gilmore, Julie Rak & Sidonie Smith

The first of Ego-Media’s September 2015 public roundtable panels saw three fascinating papers on the theme of online identity from members of the project’s international network, encompassing online activism, networked gaming and the fate of humanities scholarship in the digital era. ‘Social Media as/and Witness: The Case of Black Lives Matter’ Leigh

Routine Quantification: Habit, Affect and Health

    The third thematic discussion session of our international network meeting addressed the role of habit and repetition in online culture. Beginning by addressing ‘e-health’ and the quantified self, the discussion moved to the methodological challenges facing humanities scholars as they develop research methods attuned to online practices, cultures