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Natalia Knoblock on her book, Language of Conflict

| , April 11th, 2022


Interview by Sofiya Asher https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/language-of-conflict-9781350098626/ Sofiya Asher: What inspired this particular book? Natalia Knoblock: What inspired this book? T…


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Neoliberal Morality: Shame and Self-Improvement as Control over Young People’s Digital Productivity

Jennifer Krueckeberg , September 9th, 2021


“Put your phone away!” “Why are you always on your phone?” “Being on your phone this much isn’t healthy!” These are words we all have probably heard before…


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Like, Share, Comment, and Follow: Labor and Capital on Instagram

Lakshita Malik , July 14th, 2021


Screenshot of the Instagram profile of the influencer discussed in the blog. Social media content creator Ishita Mangal (@ishitamangal) uploaded a post with multiple slides on her Instagram…


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Days of Their Lives: The Limits, Possibilities, and Parallels of Media-Ted Research during a Pandemic

Sreenidhi Krishnan , June 17th, 2021


On a regular day, a Hindi soap opera production set in Mumbai is home to upwards of 100 artists and technicians – production associates, actors, make-up artists, costume…


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Indian Food Delivery Networks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nirupama Jayaraman , February 5th, 2021


Over the past decade, the concept of the gig economy has gained momentum in academic discourse. Often linked to temporary employment created by multinational technological corporations through digital…


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When Brazil’s Voters Became Followers

Chelsea Horton , September 14th, 2020


Politics on social media may be exciting and even fun. But is it good for democracy? Jair Bolsonaro’s sweeping victory in the 2018 Brazilian elections took many people…


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Digital Migration

Guest Contributor , April 11th, 2020


Anthrodendum welcomes guest blogger Patricia G. Lange, an anthropologist and associate professor of Critical Studies (undergraduate program) and Visual & Critical Studies (graduate program) at Cal…


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Technologies of Representation: Possibilities of Social Media in Tarlabaşı, Istanbul

Alize Arıcan , February 6th, 2020


Image posted by Selahaddin Abi on Facebook “Every week somebody comes here to take photos of our laundry and put it up on the internet. Today, I took…


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Video Games, Mental Health, and the Complicated Nature of Playing

Branden Dyaus , November 19th, 2019


Young man plays Fortnite at a gaming competition CC BY-SA 4.0 He melted into the shadows, pressing the ‘E’ key on his keyboard, activating his stealth skill, allowing…


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Before They Erase It: Memory and the social media archive

Nell Haynes , November 13th, 2019


Disponible en español aquí. This afternoon, I began to notice increasingly alarming images, posts, and tweets from my interlocutors in Santiago. It appeared that Santiago was on fire,…


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“India’s Gig-work Economy” Roundtable

noopur raval , September 5th, 2019


This roundtable discussion marks the end of our series on India’s Gig-work Economy. In this discussion, we reflect on methods, challenges, inter-subjectivities and possible future directions for…


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Power Chronography of Food-Delivery Work

noopur raval , August 15th, 2019


*A note from Co-PI Noopur Raval: The arrival and rise of gig-work globally has ushered in a new wave of conversations around the casualization of labor and the…


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Ladies ‘Log’: Women’s Safety and Risk Transfer in Ridehailing

Anushree Gupta , August 1st, 2019


*A note from Co-PI Noopur Raval: The arrival and rise of gig-work globally has ushered in a new wave of conversations around the casualization of labor and the precarious…


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Our Governor Resigned via Facebook: #RickyRenuncia, Puerto Rico’s Summer of Protest

Patricia Alvarez Astacio , July 31st, 2019


Disponible en español aquí. On July 13th, the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (Center for Investigative Journalism) leaked 889 pages of a Telegram App chat between the governor of…


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Not knowing as pedagogy: Ride-hailing drivers in Delhi

Sarah Zia , July 18th, 2019


*A note from Co-PI Noopur Raval: The arrival and rise of gig-work globally has ushered in a new wave of conversations around the casualization of labor and the precarious…


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Anti-Queer Violence, Bearing Witness, and Thinking with Algorithms on Social Media

Baird Campbell , June 27th, 2019


(Nota: Esta publicación está disponible en español aquí.) In early June 2019, news began to break concerning the death of a Salvadoran transgender woman, Johana Medina León, of…


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Vaccine hesitancy is not correlated with social media penetration at country-level in Europe

Alberto Acerbi , June 20th, 2019


The Wellcome Trust has recently (yesterday) released the 2018 Global Monitor, a 140,000 people survey on how ‘people around the world think and feel about science and major…


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Happy Pride Month!

Baird Campbell , June 18th, 2019


A proposed redesign of the original pride flag, centering the inclusion of marginalized communities within the queer community. Design by Daniel Quasar. In support and solidarity with LGBTQIA+/Queer…


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Morgue employee cremated by mistake while taking a nap

Alberto Acerbi , February 15th, 2019


Online misinformation, fake news, false news, hoaxes, you name it, has been blamed for almost everything bad happening in the last years, from the success of Trump to…


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Writing disability

Rebekah Cupitt , January 31st, 2019


Writing inequalities Writing disability through rewriting representations of inequality and vulnerability. Image: R. Cupitt 2018 When writing inequalities, the language we use and our writings betray …


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Do We Inherit Abandoned Game Worlds?

Evan Conaway , November 27th, 2018


When you’re playing an online game and it gets shut down, typically a message flashes on the screen that says something like: “You have been disconnected from the…


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Keep calm and trust the algorithm?

Alberto Acerbi , October 19th, 2018


There is a joke among pilots—of course, I never heard any pilot actually saying the joke, but I found it online in plenty of commentaries about automation—according to…


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Cognitive attraction and online misinformation

Alberto Acerbi , October 11th, 2018


Next month, I will give two talks – or two versions of the same talk – on “Cognitive attraction and online misinformation”. One will be in Den Bosch…


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How to Book an Appointment Online when you have Aphasia

Abi Roper , August 21st, 2018


I’m meeting a fellow speech therapist researcher at a weekly drop-in session for people with aphasia when Markus* comes in, brandishing an envelope.  “I went!” he exclaims. Markus…


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