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  • Review: Aden Evens’ Logic of the Digital

    Earlier this year I wrote a review of Aden Evens (2015) Logic of the Digital, London: Bloomsbury. The aim was to publish it with an academic journal but communication with the editor has dropped off so am publishing it here… *** Contrary to the materialist, media archaeological focus of much recent work in Media Studies,…

  • Spending warm sunny days indoors

    ‘Resilience’ is one of those austerity/ scarcity buzzwords. Our cities and communities must learn resilience and self-sufficiency! We must learn how to cope with and absorb the ‘shocks’ of an inherently dysfunctional economic system so that it may continue to expand and accumulate. I worry about using resilience to talk about the social practice of…

  • History, History, History / Thinking in Public

    In my book Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission I used the symbol P <– P –> F to demarcate how our the invocation of the ‘past’, ‘present’ or ‘future’ spatially encloses the unruly everywhere of historicity. P <– P –> F is shorthand for how the past can only be accessed backwards, while the future is…

  • Wages for Digital Labour

    The text below was written for Wages for Digital Labour Day which is taking place as part of Emergenc(i)es on Saturday 11 June at the Trinity Centre, Bristol. *** Wages for Digital Labour re-appropriates the rallying cry and theoretical backbone of Wages for Housework, an important 20th century, internationalist feminist movement. Wages for Housework wrote…

  • Who cares for the feminist archive?

    I submitted the text below to a special issue of Feminist Media Studies but they didn’t want it because it wasn’t quite right for them. I don’t know if I can be bothered to re-work it as a normal essay so I’m publishing it here! With the very real threats to the security of London’s…