Week 5: Digital Societies?

The final session of our Digital Societies module at City University London is today. If there is such a concept as “digital culture(s)”, what are some of the key issues around the “digitial society” or should we say “digital societies”?

Digital Cultures (AMM 421)

Time has flown and today we have the final session(s) of our Digital Cultures modules. We have attempted to offer a kaleidoscope of perspectives that might help us to re-configure the digital media/digital culture landscape.

If there is such a concept as “digital culture(s)”, what are some of the key issues around the “digitial society” or should we say “digital societies”?

If everything goes well the timetable for today will be:


  • Popularity vs. expertise:-Diego Beas, Oxtord Internet Institute
  • Outlining the emergent digital culture within Higher Education- Mark Carrigan, LSE Politics blog


  • Open Data- Janet Gunter, ReStart Project
  • Digital Exclusion- David Bawden, City University London

It promises to be a great day!

By the way this is the final list of the bibliography we crowdsourced amongst scholars on Twitter between the 26th of February and today… after the weekend I’ll make another post with it adding relevant hyperlinks…

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On Weeks 3 and 4; Easter Break; The Future*

A quick post at the Digital Cultures blog on Weeks 3 and 4, with some photos of our superstar guest lecturers.

Digital Cultures (AMM 421)

It’s been quite a journey: it makes sense that given that we have been discussing the implications of using digital media everything has passed so fast and at the same time it’s been quite labour-intensive.

The materials we have collected on Moodle are a good indicator of the intensity and complexity of the questions we have been working on, and a quick look at the links we have collected under the #CityDigiCult hashtag on Twitter gives us back a plethora of work to consider.

On Week 3 I really enjoyed how we went from Sabrina Francis’ presentation on social media strategy at City University London to historical and theoretical questions of collaboration and authorship in art in Blaise Cronin’s guest lecture.

In Spyridon Georgadis’ talk we also had the opportunity to find out how the British Council  engages with its audience via social media, how to deal with some of…

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Week 4: Networks and Participatory Culture. Digital Cultures is running at full steam now. Guests: Tim Causer, Eliza Anyangwe, Martin Eve and Nora McGregor.

Digital Cultures (AMM 421)

The UK might be bracing itself for Arctic conditions and floods but Digital Cultures is running at full steam now. Today Friday 22th March 2013 we’ll have a very exciting set of sessions.

The timetable for today is


  • Crowdsourcing: Engagement, Participation- Tim Causer, Transcribe Bentham, UCL
  • Professional Networks: Community Management, Digital Engagement and Participation – Eliza Anyangwe, Guardian Professional Networks


  • Bridging Media: Grassroots Campaigns, Activist Projects and the Open Library of Humanities -Martin Eve, Lincoln University
  • Digital Scholarship Strategy at the Britsh Library:  Nora McGregor, Librarian/Digital Curator – British Library – Digital Curator at the British Library

As usual any tweets about these sessions please use the hashtag #CityDigiCult.

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Tomorrow: Social and Collaborative Practices, Authorship and Engagement Strategies

We go into week 3 of our Digital Cultures module at City University London…

Digital Cultures (AMM 421)

For Week 3 of our Digital Cultures Module we’ll have an exciting day covering different aspects of digital strategies, including social media engagement and collaborative practices.

To start the day Sabrina Francis, social media officer at City University, will talk with us about her role and the social media strategy at City.

From 11:30am we will have a guest lecture by Professor Blaise Cronin (Indiana University) titled “How Collaborative Practices are Changing our Conception of Authorship”. Check Moodle for room information and the abstract for this lecture.

In the afternoon session Spyridon Georgiadis from the British Council will talk about the social media strategy at the British Council, and we will then round up with an exploration of how blogging and different platforms can be integrated in digital marketing strategies for wider public impact.

Please check our Moodle for all the relevant links. Also don’t forget to check our #CityDigiCult

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