Ego-Media’s Dr Rachael Kent was invited back to the BBC World News on 29 April 2019 to talk about her research into digital technology and health.
Stories on social media are currently algorithmically designed, engineered features, integrated into the architecture of social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat. What activities are viewed and branded as a story by apps, and with what semiotic and other facilities are they supported? Who is positioned as an ideal,
We’re delighted that the ERC (European Research Council) has agreed that we can extend the Ego Media Project until 31 October 2019. The extension will give us the time to work with our colleagues at King’s Digital Lab to create an innovative, collaboratively-authored digital publication exploring the project’s findings, methods
Ego-Media’s Professor Clare Brant spoke at and participated in the British Library’s recent study day ‘Exploring Diaries: 1660-2019‘ on her research into ‘Diaries and the digital age’. View the full programme here.
Dr Rachael Kent recently spoke to BBC World News about how Facebook users assess its value as a social media platform.
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
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
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
Ego-Media‘s Rachael Kent has published a chapter – ‘Social Media and Self-Tracking: Representing the Health-Self‘ – in Self-Tracking: Empirical and Philosophical Investigations (2017) edited by Btihaj Ajana.
Ego-Media‘s Dr Rob Gallagher has published an article in the Guardian examining gaming cultures, digital systems and devices, linear and non-linear narratives and storyworlds, and politics.