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.’

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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

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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.