Last month Ego-Media’s Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Rob Gallagher joined celebrity studies scholars Oline Eaton and Hannah Yelin for a short symposium dedicated to the Kardashian clan and their impact on how we produce and consume life stories today (Hannah, as you’ll hear, was also joined by baby Arvo, who chips
Check out my blog post about ‘The Computer Poetry of J. M. Coetzee’s Early Programming Career’ for the Harry Ransom Center here.
I am a psychology and neuroscience researcher, with particular expertise in Qualitative Methods and Health Service Research. My PhD focused on experiences of memory loss in older adulthood. I have previously worked on a large randomized-controlled trial of an educational intervention for people with epilepsy, and recently a project concerning
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
Different platforms shape subjectivity in particular ways. Ego-Media researcher Rachael Kent explains how a community of users of health diaries understands self through body consciousness. Gathering of data and relationship to goals bring out digital forms and understandings of self through community and sharing. Film by Rachael Kent and Arko
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
‘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
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.’
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
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.