Tomorrow I am speaking at Barnard on feminist blogging. I’ve posted the current draft of my notes for those of you who won’t be there:
Feminist Blogging: An Academic Perspective. [Word doc]
In early December I will be at the UNC Social Software Symposium, where we are going to be focusing on methodology. I’m really excited about this workshop and expect it to be super fruitful.
Last week I spoke at my department’s graduate conference, new work on Google Idol, LiveJournal’s Next Top Model, and participatory culture. There’s an enormous PowerPoint from that talk that I’ve been asked to make public. I’m going to see about cutting the file size down and posting it in the next few weeks.
In September I spoke on Identity 2.0 (along with Dick Hardt of Sxip!) at the Identity and Identification in a Networked World conference at NYU’s Information Law Institute. The landscape around ID2.0 is changing so rapidly that my talk is already out of date, but I’d like to get that out there as well.
I really apologize that I haven’t blogged since the summer, but I have been unfathomably busy, and since I got a Sidekick my time spent at an actual desktop computer has been cut by about 90%. It’s really interesting to see the effects that such a device has on your own social practice! I tend to answer my email on the subway, and only read content that resolves well on the cruddy Danger browser. I can’t find a solid RSS reader, which seems ridiculous as text-based content would seem to be the absolutely perfect fit for a mobile device. I have been happily using Google Reader since it first launched, and I can’t find anything that can handle my 100+ RSS feeds. Bloglines is ok if you want to read blog by blog, but I like reading everything chronologically as many of the blogs I read are in dialogue with each other. There seems to be a really clear link between the amount of blogs I read, and the amount I blog.
I am going to Mexico City this weekend to meet with Dr. David Phillips (now at Toronto) and Jaime Villareal of Centro Nacional de Las Artes. We have a grant in progress to look at the intersections between personal and marketing surveillance. I have never been to Mexico City, I haven’t seen David or Jaime since June and it’s been raining here all week. I am VERY excited about this trip and will be posting lots of Flickr pictures when I get back.