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Blog for Little Miss Geek: Humanities Students Make Great Geeks

The lovely folks over at Little Miss Geek, who run an initiative designed to inspire more women and girls to get into technical careers, allowed me to write a post for them on why humanities students make great geeks.  Digital technology pervades all aspects of our lives and careers, a trend that looks like it’s … Continue reading

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Seams: Private and Public in Digital Lives

Last Tuesday night I was fortunate enough to hear Genevieve Bell, anthropologist, future-thinker, and director of Intel Corporation’s Interaction and Experience Research, speak. It was a really compelling talk with lots of big thoughts. There was a small one I wanted to pick up on, though: in a discussion about seamless technology integration, Bell told … Continue reading

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RegentTweet: Theoretical Questions on ‘Lifestyle’

Let’s talk about ‘lifestyles’. Yesterday I found myself invited to a “lifestyle and shopping event for professional bloggers” called RegentTweet organised by some clever marketers over on Regent Street.  I signed up for a chance to attend through London Girl Geek Dinners, a group which should be pretty self-explanatory.  I didn’t think I’d get selected … Continue reading

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Shake It Up

In the past few days I’ve been noticing more and more stories about the sudden emergence of the ‘Harlem Shake’ as a protest movement (in the most literal sense) across the Middle East.  The Verge has a particularly good analytical piece on its development. Much commentary focuses on the bizarre or trivial nature of choosing … Continue reading

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Anthropological Anxieties

I’ve been watching Grayson Perry’s series on the English class boundaries around ‘taste’ (titled helpfully ‘In the Best Possible Taste’). His research was ultimately aimed towards creating six large tapestries, but as the techniques he’s using to do the research are largely anthropological in nature it brought home for me again some of the anxieties … Continue reading