Are “filter bubbles” responsible for Trump and Brexit?

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election, Barack Obama’s farewell speech raised a warning that “for too many of us it’s become safer to retreat into our own bubbles, whether in our neighborhoods, or on college campuses, or places of worship, or especially our … Read More

Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society

In contemporary societies, our everyday actions and interactions produce data. From using social media to shopping online, from supporting political campaigns to checking our health, and from operating a smart TV to walking through a smart city, data traces are produced, collected, and analysed. Through this data we are increasingly … Read More

Digital, Political, Radical

InĀ our digital age discussions of media activism abound – whether in the guise of Twitter Revolutions referred to in relation to uprisings in the Arab world and North Africa; through the mobilization of mass protests often organized via social media in Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal against austerity politics; … Read More