A note and experiment on Geocities, Wikipedia, ‘institutional discards’, and deletion as transition.

I had a vague idea that it might be interesting to try and map the ‘negative space’ of the internet – the sites and applications that once existed but no longer do, using something like the Wayback Machine. I haven’t found a way to search the wayback machine for all ‘sites that no longer exist’, […]

Quick notes on AI and environment.

I spent some of this afternoon watching the Mozfest 2021 panel session entitled AI and the Environment: Friend or Foe? which was super interesting – one of the panelists was Khari Johnson, a writer for VentureBeat who’s been covering the relationship between ML and environment for some time. One thing that particularly caught my attention […]

A quick reflection on my own digital diogenes syndrome

A general observations from these last few weeks: I’ve realised my own diógenes digital-type tendencies tend to come to the fore in the act of doing research, something I’m noticing more as I start to think in general about how we accumulate digital ‘stuff’. I’m very good at discovering and hoarding interesting references and resources […]

Notes 9th – 12th Feb 2021

A few interesting bits and pieces from this week: Ritual as intimacy with objects I enjoyed this twitter thread from Sunny Moraine which captured a lot of how I think about ritual as a contemplative practice on a personal level, but also gave me some things to think about related to my project. More concretely, […]

Notas – 8/9 de Febrero 2021

Empezamos esta semana con una ‘Escuela de Primavera’ con todos los doctorandos del BAU, que fue un gran manera de empezar mis estudios – tanto como una manera de entrar en una rutina de estudiar y investigar, como una oportunidad para conectar con la comunidad de gente con las que trabajaré. Un doctorado suele que […]

Notes – 4th Feb 2021

So, first, a few things that came out of my first meeting with Jaron and my colleague Imma who has also just started in the BAU doctoral programme. Imma’s project is on digital intimacies, and it looks like there’s potentially some interesting overlap here with my work. Jaron mentions Bataille’s The Accursed Share as a […]

Weeknotes #3 – 16th Jan 2020

I’m back to work for the new year, with a new office! I’ve moved into the coworking space at MADE, my friendly local co-operative hackspace, and so far it’s working out great. As well as providing all sorts of facilities for tinkering and making (I’ve been making progress on my BELA Pepper build and have […]