What Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’ Means from a Playful Perspective

What Facebook ‘Nearby Friends' Means from a Playful Perspective
Well, it means that Facebook is further tapping into What Brian Sutton-Smith calls ‘the rhetoric of play as the imaginary’ – whereas playfulness is associated with creativity, discovery and serendipity. Facebook rolled out an opt-in update that allows people to track and be tracked via the app, capitalising on the potential of running into your ...

Critical Ways of Seeing – 21-22/5/2014 | Radical Media Forum

Critical Ways of Seeing – 21-22/5/2014 | Radical Media Forum. An interesting event at Goldsmiths, I think I’m going: Two Day Symposium and Master Class with Dr Philippe Rekacewicz (Head Geographer & Cartographer, Le Monde Diplomatique), Giulio Frigieri (Infographics, The Guardian), Alfredo Cramerotti (Mostyn, Wales’ Contemporary Art Centre), Mushon Zer-Aviv (Media Activist, Tel Aviv/New York), Galia Offri (Artist/Tel ...

Clarifying Casual Powers in Maps

Clarifying Casual Powers in Maps
I often find myself explaining my research project (as many academics, and PhDs especially, do) and when doing so, Google Maps comes as easy and recognisable example of: a digital map that is widely used by non-professional users who are not accounting for the designers’ manipulation of additional elements in maps’ interface (=not aware of ...