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!
Surely, it is all done in order ‘to protect the author’, from unsolicited viewing. All my production is however shared under Creative Commons, including this very blog post! That also meant that during these months I could get no feedback from senior scholars in my department and online…
You will find the final draft here, and the published article here. It is going to generate discussions, I am sure…
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…
Conference papers and journal articles can be made available for a large public with a simple and elegant solution, such as this on-line cloud service or this one.
The first service is my favourite one since it converts your pdf in HTLM5, a format free from the Adobe Flash copyright restrictions.
An example of this is my 2009 conference paper at Goldsmiths:
I now use a webservice which converts my pdf files into HTLM5. This can be done online in their cloud space or you can download the software for free (only Windows and Mac, though). For instance, my paper at the International Visual Sociology Association conference in Bologna in 2010 [...]
Finally out two on-line publications which I had the privilege to collate and design on behalf of the Centre for Migrants, Refugees, and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of London: [...]
Following #TurkeyBlockedTwitter, #googlednsblocked, and similar hash tags, here is my narrative of hacking as a mundane cultural practice. Also featuring, graffiti, bank notes & other material communication tricks, professional hackers and internet house-comfies, network maps and statistics on traffic… Certainly, more to come soon. [...]
This excellent post on weburbanist reminded me of an early photographic project of mine: “Signal Lost: the Space Beneath”. It was conceived during a major replacement of early Victorian water pipes on the eve of the Olympics.
As the visual research proceeded, it showed in more details (or better, hinted at) the intricate networks of pipes, cables, and wires… [...]
Out on Visual Studies (Routledge) my review of: Underberg, Natalie M. Digital Ethnography: Anthropology, Narrative, and New Media. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013.
In October I walked for the second year with undergraduate Sociology students at Goldsmiths as part of our course “London”, [...]