Regramming the Platform: Infrastructural Relations between Apps and Social Media

We just published a new article (open access🔓): Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, Fernando van der Vlist, and Esther Weltevrede (alphabetical). “Regramming the Platform: Infrastructural Relations between Apps and Social Media.” Computational Culture 7 (2019). http://computationalculture.net/regramming-the-platform Abstract In this article, we empirically analyse the infrastructural relations between mobile apps and social media platforms and present a… Read more Regramming the Platform: Infrastructural Relations between Apps and Social Media

Special Issue of Computational Culture on “Apps and Infrastructures”

We are very excited to announce the launch of the special issue of Computational Culture on “Apps and Infrastructures” (open access🔓), edited by Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, David Nieborg, and Fernando van der Vlist (alphabetical). We also revamped the journal’s website!✨ http://computationalculture.net/issue-seven/ The special issue includes nine articles that challenge how we conceive and study… Read more Special Issue of Computational Culture on “Apps and Infrastructures”

Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions

We just published a new article (open access🔓): Dieter, Michael, Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, Nathaniel Tkacz, Fernando N. van der Vlist, and Esther Weltevrede (2019). “Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions.” Social Media + Society, 5(2), 1–15. doi:10.1177/2056305119846486. Abstract This article discusses methodological approaches to app studies, focusing on their embeddedness and situatedness within multiple… Read more Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions

Store, interface, package, connection: Methods and propositions for multi-situated app studies

by Michael Dieter, Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, Nate Tkacz, Fernando van der Vlist, Esther Weltevrede in: CRC Media of Cooperation Working Paper Series No. 4, Working Paper, 30 August. Collaborative Research Center 1187 Media of Cooperation: University of Siegen. Available at: https://www001.zimt.uni-siegen.de/ojs/index.php/wps1187/article/view/29 Abstract This paper discusses methodological approaches to app studies, focussing on their embeddedness and situatedness within… Read more Store, interface, package, connection: Methods and propositions for multi-situated app studies

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’