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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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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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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