Publications & Talks

Publications

Gerlitz, Carolin, van der Vlist, Fernando N., Helmond, Anne, and Esther Weltevrede (2016). “App support ecologies. An empirical investigation of app-platform relations.” In: Infrastructures of Publics – Publics of Infrastructures, First Annual Conference 2016 of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1187 ‘Media of Cooperation’, Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany. Available from: http://bit.ly/app-support-ecologies.

Bucher, Taina, and Anne Helmond. In Press. “The Affordances of Social Media Platforms.” In The SAGE Handbook of Social Media, edited by Jean Burgess, Thomas Poell, and Alice Marwick. London and New York: SAGE Publications Ltd. [pre-print pdf]

Helmond, Anne. In Press. “Historical Website Ecology. Analyzing Past States of the Web Using Archived Source Code.” In Web 25: Histories from the First 25 Years of the World Wide Web. Ed. Niels Brügger. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Berry, David M., Erik Borra, Anne Helmond, Jean-Christophe Plantin, and Jill Walker Rettberg (2015). “The Data Sprint Approach: Exploring the Field of Digital Humanities through Amazon’s Application Programming Interface” Digital Humanities Quarterly. 9 (4). [link]

Helmond, Anne (2015). “The Platformization of the Web: Making Web Data Platform Ready.” Social Media+ Society 1.2: 2056305115603080. [link] [pdf]

Helmond, Anne (2015). “The Web as Platform: Data Flows in Social Media.” PhD dissertation, University of Amsterdam, 25 September 2015. [link] [pdf]. Honorable mention, AoIR 2016 Best Dissertation Award.

Weltevrede, Esther, Anne Helmond, and Carolin Gerlitz (2014). “The Politics of Real-Time: A Device Perspective on Social Media Platforms and Search Engines.” Theory, Culture & Society 31 (6): 125–50. doi:10.1177/0263276414537318. [link] [postprint pdf]

Helmond, Anne. (2014). “Raw data” is an oxymoron. Information, Communication & Society, 17(9), 1171–1173. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2014.920042. [link] [postprint pdf]

Helmond, Anne (2014). “The new Facebook data policy: like or dislike?” Internet Policy Review. [link]

Helmond, Anne (2013). ‘The Algorithmization of the Hyperlink.’ Computational Culture (3). [link][pdf]

Gerlitz, Carolin and Anne Helmond (2013). ‘The Like economy: Social buttons and the data-intensive web.’ New Media & Society 15.8: 1329–1347. doi:10.1177/1461444812472322. [link] [pre-peer-review pdf]

Weltevrede, Esther and Anne Helmond (2012). ‘Where do bloggers blog? Platform transitions within the historical Dutch blogosphere.’ First Monday, Volume 17 Number 2 (2 February 2012). [html]

Helmond, Anne (2012). ‘The Like Economy: The Politics of Data and Dataflows in the Social Web.’ Information in e-motion. Proceedings BOBCATSSS 2012 – 20th International Conference on Information Science. Amsterdam, 23-25 January 2012. Ed. Wolf-Fritz Riekert and Ingeborg Simon. Bock+Herchen Verlag, Bad Honnef, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-88347-287-4. pp. 10-13 [pdf]

Helmond, Anne (2009). ‘Lifetracing. The Traces of a Networked Life.’ In: Thorington H, Navas E, Green J. Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art). Roslindale, MA: Turbulence; 2009. [html]

Conference papers

Helmond, Anne and Carolin Gerlitz (2011). ‘The Like economy: the social web in transition.’ Paper presented at MiT7 Unstable Platforms – The promise and peril of transition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, 13-15th May 2011. [pdf]

Weltevrede, Esther and Anne Helmond (2011). ‘Where Do Bloggers Blog? Studying Platform Transitions within the Dutch Blogosphere.’ Paper presented at MiT7 Unstable Platforms – The promise and peril of transition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, 13-15th May 2011. [pdf]

Helmond, Anne and Carolin Gerlitz (2011). ‘Hit, Link, Like and Share. Organizing the social and the fabric of the web in a Like economy.’ Paper presented at the Digital Methods Winter School 2011 Conference at the University of Amsterdam, January 24-25, 2011. [blog post] & [pdf]

Helmond, Anne (2010). ‘Identity 2.0: Constructing identity with cultural software.’ Paper presented at the Digital Methods Winter School 2010 Conference at the University of Amsterdam, January 20-22, 2010. [blog post] & [pdf]

Conference & Invited Talks

2015

Helmond, Anne. (2015). “The Platformization of the App Space. Twitter Fabric: Weaving a Mobile Infrastructure.” Cage fight: Infrastructure Studies vs. Platform Studies, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Denver, CO, 11–14 November 2015.

Helmond, Anne. (2015). “The Hyperlink as Analytical Device. Making Data Platform Ready.” Impakt Festival, Colossal Data X The Present, Utrecht, the Netherlands 31 October 2015.

Helmond, Anne. (2015). “Digital Methods Tool Medley.” Digital Methods Summer School 2015, University of Amsterdam, June 27, 2015.

Helmond, Anne. (2015). “Digging into the Software Interfaces of the Social Web: APIs as Tools to Reconstruct Missing Social Media Content in Archived Websites.” Web Archives as Scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives. Aarhus University, Denmark, 8–10 June 2015.

Helmond, Anne. (2015). “The Platformization of the Web.” Becoming Data Point. Transmediale, Berlin, Germany. 29 January–1 February 2015.

2014

Helmond, Anne. (2014). “Digital Methods Tool Medley.” Digital Methods Summer School 2014, University of Amsterdam, June 23, 2014.

Helmond, Anne. (2014). “The Platformization of the Web.” Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space. University of Amsterdam & the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science. 18–20 June 2014.

2013

‘Digital Methods Tool Medley.’ Digital Methods Summer School 2013, University of Amsterdam, June 25, 2013. [slideshare]

‘Exploring the Boundaries of a Website. Using the Internet Archive to Study Historical Web Ecologies.’ Media in Transition 8: public media, private media. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, 3-5th May 2013. [blog post] & [slideshare]

‘Dataflows en de politieke economie van sociale media platformen.’ Studiemiddag voor alumni van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen over sociale media. University of Amsterdam, April 5, 2013. [blog post] & [slideshare]

‘Social media and the data-intensive web.’ Research master course Trending Topics on “Data Cultures” at the Reseach School for Media Studies (RMeS) with Dr. Bernhard Rieder. University of Amsterdam, February 22, 2013.

‘Pace Online.’ Digital Methods Winterschool Mini-conference 2013, University of Amsterdam, January 22, 2013. Co-presented with Esther Weltevrede and Carolin Gerlitz.

‘Traces of the Trackers. Using the Internet Archive to Study Historical Web Ecologies.’ Digital Methods Winterschool Mini-conference 2013, University of Amsterdam, January 22, 2013.

2012

‘The Like Economy: Designing a Data-Intensive Social Web.’ 3TU. Centre for Ethics and Technology Summer School: Value Sensitive Design for Social Networking, Delft University of Technology, August 27, 2012. [slideshare]

‘Web Archives and Digital Methods.’ NWO CATCH Meeting “Supporting Media Studies Research: Exploration and Contextualization” at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, June 22, 2012. [slideshare]

‘The Algorithmization of the Hyperlink.’ Infoscape Lab, Ryerson University, Toronto, May 7, 2012.

‘The Good Hyperlink.’ Nonhuman Turn Conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies, Nonhuman Turn Conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies, May 5, 2012.

‘Reworking the fabric of the web: The Like economy.’ Unlike Us Conference, Trouw, Amsterdam, March 10, 2012. Co-presented with Carolin Gerlitz. [video]

‘Digital Methods Tool Medley.’ Digital Methods Summer School 2012, University of Amsterdam, June 26, 2012. [slideshare]

‘API Critique. Interfaces for the Cloud: Curating the Data.’ Digital Methods Winter School Workshop 2012, University of Amsterdam, January 26, 2012. Co-presented with Bernhard Rieder and Richard Rogers. [slideshare]

2011-2010-2009

[under construction]

2008

“What is Software Studies?” Panel with Lev Manovich, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Anne Helmond, Nick Montfort, Tristan Thielmann, and Jeremy Douglass at HASTAC II, University of California – Irvine, May 24, 2008.

“Software-Engine Relations” SoftWhere 2008: Software Studies Workshop, Calit2, University of California – San Diego, May 21-22, 2008. [video].

Other publications

Digital Methods Initiative (2015). “Field Guide to Online Trackers.” Entry to the Crypto Design Award challenge, Museum of the Image, Breda, 2015.

Digital Methods Initiative (2009). ‘The Nationalities of Issues: Rights Types.’ Global Information Society Watch 2009. [blog post]

Helmond, Anne. ‘Practice-based research in the arts. Henk Borgdorff, based on an interview with Anne Helmond.’ Mapping E-Culture (ed. Cathy Brickwood). Virtueel Platform: Amsterdam, 2009. [pdf]

Helmond, Anne. ‘Patching Zone: Collaborative practice and practice-based research. Anne Nigten, based on an interview with Anne Helmond.’ Mapping E-Culture (ed. Cathy Brickwood). Virtueel Platform: Amsterdam, 2009. [pdf]

Helmond, Anne. ‘The Chinese Dream. Alex Adriaansens, based on an interview with Anne Helmond.’ Mapping E-Culture (ed. Cathy Brickwood). Virtueel Platform: Amsterdam, 2009. [pdf]

Helmond, Anne (2008). Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations. Master’s thesis, University of Amsterdam. [blog post] & [pdf]

Helmond, Anne (2007). Software Studies Lexicon (ed. Matthew Fuller) Review. [html]

Helmond, Anne (2007). The Perceived Freshness Fetish. Current Themes in New Media class paper, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam. [blog post] & [pdf]

Nicola Mullenger and Annette Wolfsberger, eds (2010). Cultural Bloggers Interviewed. Amsterdam: LabforCulture (2010) pp. 1-50. [html]