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Mining the Knowledge Base: Exploring Methodologies for Analysing the Field of Electronic Literature
This is a work-in-progress report from an exploration of the intersection between the fairly conventional digital humanities method of creating a database - specifically, the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base ...
Experiences with Geographical Collaborative Systems: Playfulness in Geosocial Networks and Geocaching
(Association for Computing Machinery, 2011)
Playful geosocial services are being used more and more widely, yet we still don’t understand people’s experiences with them. With wide-ranging privacy issues and enormous choice between rival services, it is important to ...
Electronic Literature Seen from a Distance. The Beginnings of a Field
(Dichtung Digital, 2012)
This paper outlines the development of the hypertext fiction community that developed in the United States of America from the late eighties and onwards. This community was separate from the interactive fiction community ...
The Data Sprint Approach: Exploring the field of Digital Humanities through Amazon’s Application Programming Interface
(Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2015-12)
This paper documents the results of an intensive "data sprint" method for undertaking data and algorithmic work using application programming interfaces (APIs), which took place during the Digital Method Initiative 2013 ...
Hand Signs for Lip-syncing: The Emergence of a Gestural Language on Musical.ly as a Video-Based Equivalent to Emoji
Video-based communication is increasingly common online. This article looks at the hand signs that are used in lip-syncing videos on the app musical.ly and argues that they constitute a codified, non-verbal language of ...
Apps as Companions: How Quantified Self Apps Become Our Audience and Our Companions
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
Self-tracking apps gather intimate information about our daily lives. Sometimes, they take the role of a confidante, an anthropomorphised companion we can trust. Humans have long confided in non-human companions, such as ...
Terrorists or cowards: negative portrayals of male Syrian refugees in social media
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
This paper examines images and words shared on the Twitter hashtag #refugeesNOTwelcome to understand the portrayal of male Syrian refugees in a post-9/11 context where the Middle-Eastern male is often primarily cast as a ...
'Now Objects Perceive Me': Art that Interrogates Machine Vision
(Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), 2016-10-05)
This paper analyses three recent works of art that interrogate the relationship between human perception and machine vision: Nadav Assor’s art-documentary Lessons on Leaving Your Body (2014), Muse’s VR music video Revolt ...
Online Diaries and Blogs
(Indiana University Press, 2016)
Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves
Selfies, blogs and lifelogging devices have become important ways in which we understand ourselves. Jill Walker Rettberg analyses these and related genres as three intertwined modes of self-representation: visual, written ...