Category Archives: Technology

Podcasts on migration, asylum and border crossing

The following are a selection of podcasts that help understand migrant issues, asylum seeking and border crossing. Some look at the macro and others consider individual stories.   Immigration and Asylum Bureaucratic war cracking down on immigration and asylum seekers … Continue reading

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YouTube as Archive: Fans, Gender and Mexican Film Stars Online

I am doing the final edits of a chapter, “YouTube as Archive: Fans, Gender and Mexican Film Stars Online” for a book entitled Revising Star Studies edited by Guy Austin and Sabrina Yu.  In the chapter I’m exploring what it … Continue reading

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Frida Kahlo and Her Prosthetic Aids

In collaboration with Prof Claire Taylor, University of Liverpool, I wrote ‘“I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best” – Frida Kahlo’ on the significance of prosthetic limbs, illness, props, selfhood, politics and art for the Mexican artist Frida … Continue reading

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Gardens, twungles and e-forests

March 29th, 2010 Margaret Atwood wrote about twitter as populated by helpful fairies on the bottom of her garden eager to scold, encourage and correct her (http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2010/mar/29/atwood-in-the-twittersphere/),  now it has become a twungle/e-forest with rotating skulls pushing her towards political activism: http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/mar/12/deeper-twungle-atwood-twitter/. It’s a … Continue reading

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The discourse of the free

I find open source information and crowd sourcing knowledge compelling ideas.  They make knowledge a public good and can have the benefit of being non-hierarchical.  The theory is that we all can share, contribute and learn, which is great.  The … Continue reading

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