Mark Carrigan and Will Housley Distributed networked technologies have transformed communication, produced new forms of ‘data’ and have had a significant [...]Read more
A special issue on Digital Futures, edited by Mark Carrigan and William Housley. The special issue ties to a broader stream of activity organised by the Digital Social Science Forum.
Duped by the Automated Public Sphere
Frank Pasquale The public sphere has endured yet another structural transformation. Megafirms like Facebook and Google have largely automated the [...]Read more
Social media and favelas: The build up of peripheral subjectivities
Helton Levy From all the hardship that stem from living in a Brazilian favela, a key challenge remains one of appearing [...]Read more
Policy Briefing: What Ever Happened to Home Ownership and Asset-based Welfare?
Richard Ronald The Policy Briefing section of Discover Society is provided in collaboration with the journal Policy & Politics. The section is curated by [...]Read more
@Grand Hotel Abyss: digital university and the future of critique
Jana Bacevic It is by now commonplace to claim that digital technologies have fundamentally transformed knowledge production. This applies not only [...]Read more
Why is everyone talking about algorithms?
David Beer Just before midnight on the 6th of October 2016 the pound suddenly dropped by 6% before recovering most of [...]Read more
This is the rhythm of our (social media) lives
Elinor Carmi What is that noise? I opened the newspaper and the headline was screaming “Saving New York from its own [...]Read more
Understanding Twitch Chat: New Forms of Digital Community and Play
Mark Johnson and Jamie Woodcock Twitch is an online platform that enables anyone with a mid-range computer and a reasonably fast [...]Read more
Digital Afterlives: Learning from Blogs of the Terminally Ill
Timothy Recuber You are going to die. It could happen soon. Suddenly. Before you’d ever even given much thought to it. [...]Read more
Engines of Knowledge: The Museum and the Exhibit
Hamish Robertson My focus is on what I have termed, after Ian Hacking’s idea, engines of knowledge. This notion of engines [...]Read more