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
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,
On Friday the 26th of June Resonance FM will be broadcasting a programme produced by Ego-Media’s Dr Rob Gallagher in collaboration with The Arts and Culture Unit and YouTubers Whispers Red and Muted Vocal, both of whom produce videos designed to trigger ‘Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response’ – a term that’s
Ego-Media’s Professor Clare Brant, and Dr Polly North have curated a major multi-media exhibition that celebrates diaries and the many ways in which diarists capture human experience. ‘Dear Diary: A Celebration of Diaries and their Digital Descendants‘ considers how diaries stage important issues for the individual and society, including those of identity, intimacy,