I am currently writing about how the rise of self photography has changed portraiture forever, or maybe just extended the practice of self-portraiture?
In particular I am looking at:
technologies around selfie, monkey who shot selfie, selfie with drone, hacked selfies (CCTV, mirrors, glass), digital loops (buddha looking at himself), political use of selfie, #selfiewithdaughter, Big Data and selfie, selfiecities, circulation of selfie (gift economy vs commercial Internet), sextselfie, exhibitionism, intimate spaces of quotidian, … etcetera.
I’ve just sent this letter to Routledge (Taylor and Francis) about their new policy of giving evaluation copies of teaching material as e-books. These come with the obligatory software Bookshelf by VitalSource. This company dreams of… [...]
This is my take on the concept of ‘Hacking Multitude’ in relation to Internet censorship. DOI: 10.1177/2053951715580599, Apr 2015 [...]
This is my take on the concept of a ‘Hacking Multitude’ in relation to Internet censorship. It investigates, with a mix of digital ethnography and observation of Twitter trends, the ‘digital coup’ in Turkey in March 2014.
MP Erdogan notoriously tried to stop people to access the popular microblogging platform, escalating a series of unpredictable events which I try to bring alive in this paper. View it or… [...]
Something I feel very strong about is the possibility of Satire to be free, that is, to be able to offend. This is what Satire is about, it cannot be different. Satire digs into personal feelings, blatant stereotypes, hidden racisms of us all. It cannot be politically correct, it would not work. [...]
My open-access paper on Love Graffiti ‘I Finally Found my Prince Charming: Oh, I Love You’ is under review.
Free viewing, free feedback: Download it here. CopyLeft!… [...]
It is at least ironic that my first peer-reviewed article ‘Sniffing the City: Issues of Sousveillance in Innercity London’ is released to the public during Open Access Week. One of the promoters, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), writes: Academic research would be free to access and available under an open license that would legally enable the kind of sharing that is so crucial for enabling scientific progress
After being locked up for 22 months in the anonymous peer-review process of a global multinational of knowledge (Routledge), my article on the experimental practice of CCTV hacking in the streets of Deptford has finally been released! [...]
Walking past the Ha’ Penny Bridge on the lovely Deptford Creek, I stopped chatting with Alberto (I made this name up). He was erasing a giant graffiti tag on behalf of Lewisham Council.
Alberto shows me the mobile camera provided by the council. He takes a snapshot of the graffiti and somehow tags it on the LoveLewisham
Been published on-line today by Routledge, Visual Studies 29.3.
Since the labour (mine) is absolutely free, actually I had to thank them many times for the opportunity, let me convert this into some kind of capital, self-promotion and marketing ad personam…