Inaugural issue on “Digital Material/ism”

The inaugural issue of Digital Culture & Society on “Digital Material/ism” has just been published (October 2015): It presents case studies as well as methodological reflections and theoretical insights into digital materiality and materialisDigiCultS_Materialismm. The issue contains articles by Tim Barker and Conor McKeown, Till A. Heilmann, Stefan Werning, Laura Forlano, Grant Bollmer, Ashley Scarlett, Yuk Hui, Moritz Hiller, Evelyn Wan and Sabrina Sauer.

Moreover, for the first issue I have interviewed media theorist Jussi Parikka about his book “A Geology of Media” (2015), the relevance of new materialism and the need for critical, digital humanities. My Maastricht University colleague Karin Wenz spoke to sociologist Tim Jordan about his book “Information Politics” (2015), reflecting on issues of power, control and politics in digital culture.

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Spaces of Protest

The Media Fields journal recently published the latest issue on “Spaces of Protest“. It includes papers on drone vision and zones of protest (Anthony McCosker), the Gezi-movement – with regards to the “politics of being-there” (Sinem Aydinli) and “intertopian space” (Çağrı Yalkın and Suncem Koçer) – and urban art as playful protest (Sam Hind).

Together with Pablo Abend, I contributed a paper on the role of (field) researchers during and after the Occupy protests. When writing the paper back in 2013, we were wondering:

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