My blogging got interrupted as a result of my (very welcome) spring break travels, so apologies for not posting any new material last week. But it wasn’t just travel that kept me from writing. I’ve also been busy giving interviews about my past and current research projects, which, truth be told, were a real blast to do. Here’s a bit about them.
The first is a two-part Q & A with the great Henry Jenkins, author of Convergence Culture (NYU Press, 2006) and Textual Poachers (Routledge, 1992), among many other notable books and articles. The interview with Henry was a great opportunity to sit down and revisit arguments and themes from The Late Age of Print, now three years on. It also gave me a chance to reflect a bit on what Late Age might have looked like were I writing it today, e.g., in light of Borders’ recent liquidation, Amazon.com’s forays into social media-based e-reading, and more. Part I of the interview, which focuses mostly on the first half of Late Age, is here; part II, which focuses largely on material from the second half of the book, is here.
I was also interview recently by the good folks at “Future Tense,” a fantastic radio program produced for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. For those of you who may be unacquainted with the show, here’s a little information about it: “Future Tense explores the social, cultural, political and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking. From politics to social media to urban agriculture, nothing is outside our brief.” Great stuff, needless to say, and so I was thrilled when they approached me to talk about my recent work on algorithmic culture as part of their March 25th program, “The Algorithm.” You can listen to the complete show here. Mine is the first voice you’ll hear following host Antony Funnell’s introduction of the program.
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