Three difficulties with writing in this time of upheaval
Amongst the detail, the recent Online Nation report reveals the direction in which social media seem to be heading. The visual is becoming increasingly…
How do thinkers happen? We can start with a quite obvious negative. It would seem that they don't arrive fully formed or with a preset direction to…
I decided to leave Twitter. It was a cumulative thing. Since I joined, I've had an ambivalent relationship with the platform. I was never quite sure. So…
An enduring attachment to digital materiality
Solitude-networking is throwing up lots of new visual cues, especially as we see inside people's homes. The now prominent genre of…
The problem of the repeated algorithmic looping of the social (and data coiling)
Materiality and power in Kate Crawford’s recent book...
Not rules, guidance or advice, just some thoughts.
The problem lurking at the heart of the UK Government’s emerging data strategy and what it tells us about the wider future of data usage
On crafting and words
For over a decade now social media have been turning our interactions into data. Once relations, dialogue and connections are abstracted into data, they…