Nick Couldry addressed the challenges of social analysis in the face of datafication through the use of materialist phenomenology, particularly the concept of figurations.
GDC video with T.L. Taylor: “How Game Communities Built an eSport Scene from the Ground Up”
“In this 2017 GDC talk, MIT professor TL Taylor explains why developers hoping to break into the esports scene can benefit from understanding and integrating expert and enthusiast communities into their initiatives.”
My Pins Are My Dreams: Pinterest, Collective Daydreams, and the Aspirational Gap
The socially-networked nature of Pinterest allows a new type of malleable, global and taste-based community to develop that can engage in collective imaginative play.
Podcast, Tom Streeter: “The Internet and the Habitus of the New: What Would Pierre Bourdieu Say About Facebook?”
Tom Streeter: “Pierre Bourdieu’s notion of a habitus offers a way to make sense of the way digital novelty has become woven into the fabric of how we live.”
.art: Situating Internet Art in the Traditional Institution for Contemporary Art
A solid ground for extrapolation and predictions for Internet art’s future as an art world in its relation to the traditional art institutions.
A Ceaseless Becoming: Narratives of Adolescence Across Media
The broad appeal of narratives with adolescent protagonists across a variety of media, including literature, film, and video games.