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Call for Papers: Journalism in the Age of Partisan Politics, Political Protests, and President Trump

Special Issue: Electronic Journal of Communication Journalism in The Age of Partisan Politics, Political Protests, and President Trump The current news environment is saturated with political tension and divisive issues.   Legacy news media and contemporary news outlets race to publish compelling content as they struggle to maintain their audiences.   Political […]

Vested interests in ‘openness’

To talk of ‘openness’ conveys a sense of lightness, gesturing towards a world without self-interested boundaries. In a world dichotomised in terms of open/closed, barriers are seen as obstacles to be surmounted in order that we might have free exchange. Overcoming these obstacles becomes a moral project, imbued with a […]

CfP: The Social Lives of Digital Methods

# CALL FOR PARTICIPATION # DIGITAL METHODS WINTER SCHOOL 2018 # JANUARY 8-12, 2018 # UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM # THE SOCIAL LIVES OF DIGITAL METHODS # ENCOUNTERS, EXPERIMENTS, INTERVENTIONS — ## DIGITAL METHODS WINTER SCHOOL, DATA SPRINT AND MINI-CONFERENCE The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI), Amsterdam, is holding its annual Winter […]

Mechanisms of normative change 

Why is it that some social norms are unexpectedly stable up to a tipping point, like homophobia in football, but change rapidly once they start to do so? And what stabilizes revenge norms even after effective legal orders have been established? Apparently, social and legal norms are not made for […]

Some thoughts on the ontology of games 

What is a game? A standard definition is “a form of competitive activity or sport played according to rules” and this has been the working conception when I’ve encountered theoretical engagements with the notion of a game. But a recent symposium on eSports left me reflecting on how much more […]