Video series: Welcome to the Future of the Past

Two years ago I spoke at the IMPAKT Festival 2015 with the theme “The Future of the Past.” Together with my colleague Fernando van der Vlist and Transmediale artistic director Kristoffer Gansing we discussed different Big Data practices in our panel ‘Colossal Data X The Present.’ Afterwards we contributed to The Future of the Past, an interactive… Read more Video series: Welcome to the Future of the Past

NWO Veni grant for ‘App ecosystems: A critical history of apps’

It’s official! I’ve been awarded a NWO Veni grant for my research proposal to examine the app ecosystem and write a critical history of apps. From the official press release: “The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 154 researchers who have recently obtained their… Read more NWO Veni grant for ‘App ecosystems: A critical history of apps’

The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships

David Nieborg, Fernando van der Vlist and I would like to circulate the pre-print of our conference paper on ‘The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships’. [PDF: SMSociety17_paper_138_preprint.pdf]. Abstract Social media platform–industry partnerships are essential to understanding the politics and economics of social data circulating among platforms and third parties. Using Facebook as a… Read more The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships

Speculative data selfies

Fernando van der Vlist and I wrote an op-ed for Internet Policy Review on Data Selfie, an open-source Chrome browser extension that collects and analyses data about your behaviour on facebook.com. Our article “Speculative data selfies” discusses the plugin as a way of raising awareness through the datafied self. In the piece we briefly describe how Data… Read more Speculative data selfies

“App support ecologies” conference poster

App support ecologies. An empirical investigation of app-platform relations. Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz [1,2], Fernando N. van der Vlist [1,2], Dr. Anne Helmond [2], Dr. Esther Weltevrede [2]. [1] (DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1187 ‘Media of Cooperation’,) University of Siegen, Germany [2] (Digital Methods Initiative,) University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands In: Infrastructures of Publics –… Read more “App support ecologies” conference poster

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