Author: puellaludens

Phenomenology of the Virtual and the Real

puellaludens , November 28th, 2016

A long over-due crosspost from gnovis! Way back in 2011 I embarked on a project exploring the colloquial distinction between “the Internet” and “the real” — as in,…

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Don’t hate the dual-screen

puellaludens , May 26th, 2016

We’ve all done it – the knee-jerk judgement passed on the person starting intensely at their phone at dinner, at a movie, among friends. And certainly, it is…

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#Instalife: How Instagram redefines the meaning and practice of photography

puellaludens , May 7th, 2013

Instagram is a social, mobile photography app. They have 100 million monthly active users, and 40 million Instagram photos are posted per day. Purchased by the leviathan of…

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The Politics and Power of Internet Infrastructure, Pt. 3

puellaludens , May 2nd, 2013

Please see also Part 1 and Part 2. PART 3: NGOs AND DIGITAL RIGHTS In the last section I considered the roles of business and governments in protecting…

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The Politics and Power of Internet Infrastructure Pt. 2

puellaludens , May 2nd, 2013

Please see the first part of this project here. PART 2: NETWORK NEUTRALITY In my last post I described the centralized control of the Internet’s backbone  by only…

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The Politics and Power of Internet Infrastructure

puellaludens , May 1st, 2013

We traditionally understand the world to be controlled primarily by technologies of violence and destruction. Who controls these technologies and how they are regulated are arguably the most…

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New Media Practices and the 2012 Presidential Elections

puellaludens , December 18th, 2012

The past few posts I have written all belong to a collection of case studies about new media practices and the 2012 elections. I want to collect them…

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#Ivoted: Documenting the Vote in the 2012 Elections

puellaludens , December 12th, 2012

In the lengthy and involved media spectacle surrounding the 2012 elections, the day of reckoning is of course voting day. Traditionally, media messaging switches from heated horse-race coverage…

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Live-tweeting democracy: the fantasy of representation

puellaludens , December 10th, 2012

Twitter and the 2012 Elections: Media Practice and Politics Whereas Facebook is a platform that treats politics as more or less taboo, Twitter’s network is made up substantially…

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Practices of political news production and consumption on Facebook’s news feed

puellaludens , December 9th, 2012

Since its beginning, the Internet’s potential to disseminate information broadly and easily has been hailed as a great democratizing force. Today, this idealist vision has somewhat deteriorated,…

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#Mockthevote: A Case Study in Democratic Media Practice

puellaludens , December 2nd, 2012

Media practice and the 2012 elections: Theorizing new models of democratic participation This case study is named after a hashtag that was trending on Twitter during the three presidential…

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