Ego-Media is five-year project funded by the European Research Council to assess the impact of digital and social media upon the practices and experiences of life writing and related modes of ego narrative.
It uses a combination of life writing theory and new media theory (including the notion of the networked self), participant observation of blogs, vlogs, social media and emergent sites, and interviews and discussions with selected online users.Find out more
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.
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