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

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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

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Chatbots Talk: Science Museum Late, 28 Oct 2015

I’m giving at talk at the Science Museum Late on October 28th. Come learn about Chatbots and Margaret Masterman! Chattering Bots and Computer Poetry: Margaret Masterman and Computer Talk since 1955 Fifty years before Google Translate appeared on the market, a pioneering linguist was trumpeting the possibilities of Machine Translation.

Radio Research: An Archive of Tingles

An Archive of Tingles, the radio programme I produced in partnership with Resonance FM and the Arts and Culture Unit, is now available to listen to on Mixcloud and SoundCloud. In it I explore YouTube’s ‘ASMR’ culture, in which users make and exchange ‘whisper videos’ intended to induce what they

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Black Boxed Selves

In June Rob and I went to the annual Digital Humanities (DH) conference, held this year in Sydney. Not only did we have some fascinating discussions with people from around the globe at the DH New Scholars Seminar – on which more to follow – but along with Tom Apperley

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Epilepsy Online: Interviews Commence

Over the last few weeks I have been travelling the country interviewing volunteers about their social media usage. At the moment I am talking to people who have epilepsy, a condition that affects around 1 in 100 people in the UK. The research is being undertaken in partnership with neurologist

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