Walter Benjamin, Jenny Diski and the detachment of stationary cupboards
Dave Beer
Solitude-networking is throwing up lots of new visual cues, especially as we see inside people's homes. The now prominent genre of home-located-video-l…
Dave Beer
Three difficulties with writing in this time of upheaval
Dave Beer
Over the last fifteen years or so the conditions have been ripe for the radical expansion of the tech giants. Partly fuelled by the promise of future p…
Dave Beer
I really hope that you are all well. As a distraction, I've turned back to music reviewing/music feature writing for a bit. In case you are looking for…
Dave Beer
When it comes to the relationship between us and our data, one commonly used notion is the ‘data shadow’. The idea is that the data generated as a by-p…
Dave Beer
Recently I caught a bit of the 1998 film You've Got Mail. It stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, and is a based around their characters’ email communications…
Dave Beer
For over a decade now social media have been turning our interactions into data. Once relations, dialogue and connections are abstracted into data, the…
Dave Beer
On London Review of Books: An Incomplete History
Dave Beer
Intermittent software updates are a common feature of our digital landscape. Our devices often pause to renew. We only really notice these updates when…
Dave Beer
I was recently interviewed by Omar Oakes for a feature in Campaign magazine. Below is an excerpt from the feature: Is social media breaking apart the b…
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Holding down the fast forward button on your CD player, eventually the sound of a mysterious hidden track would rush by. An all-too-quick blur of noise…
Dave Beer