4th ICTs and Society: Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society, Uppsala May 2 – May 4, 2012

I'm back in Sweden, this time in Uppsala, on the campus of the university of the same name, to attend the 4th meeting of ICTs and Society. Convened by Christian Fuchs and colleagues, this fascinating lineup features timely discussions of, among other things, global capitalism, information and knowledge labor/labor in ICT, organization, theories of "the… Continue reading 4th ICTs and Society: Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society, Uppsala May 2 – May 4, 2012

Crowdsourcing Dataviz for the #Occupy Movement

The website/online lab R-Shief has announced a three-day data visualization hackathon designed to create opportunities for new ways of viewing and understanding #occupy movements worldwide. R-Shief is offering its data sets of #occupy-related Tweets to anyone wishing to participate in using it between December 9-11 in order to create and share data visualizations based on… Continue reading Crowdsourcing Dataviz for the #Occupy Movement

Bodies and Technologies in Resistance: The Wisconsin Union Protests, from the Ground

Since February 12th, I have been involved in participating in and documenting the protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill," underway at the State Capitol in Madison, WI.  As an academic engaged with issues of both labor as well as critical media scholarship, I have been keenly aware of the peculiar situation of… Continue reading Bodies and Technologies in Resistance: The Wisconsin Union Protests, from the Ground