Digital bubbles, networked publics and sonic bridges

Rachel Thomson, Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies, University of Sussex Reblogged from everyday childhoods blog I spent a really interesting day at a University of Sussex event in the ESRC funded Digital Bubbles series exploring interdisciplinary perspectives on autism and technology enhanced learning. I was invited as a sociologist to say something about how … Continue reading Digital bubbles, networked publics and sonic bridges


Bred, By Rachel Thomson

“If you’re reading this, you’re in Bred… We’re an interesting bunch of people. All of us think about sex, all of us talk about sex and there’s a rumour that some of us have actually done it. Tonight is the party of the year and everyone’s invited; from the posh knobs from Upper Crust down … Continue reading Bred, By Rachel Thomson

Mass Observation and the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon

In the second of a series of blog posts, Suzanne Rose and Anthony McCoubrey from the Mass Observation Archive reflect on their participation in the ESRC Festival of Social Science event: the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon and the significance of ‘object stories’ for the Archive.  Re-blogged from Everyday Childhoods Blog This was the third year in … Continue reading Mass Observation and the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon


Hackathons as participatory methodology?

Reblogged from Everyday Childhoods blog by Liam Berriman Hackathons have become an increasingly commonplace methodology for exploring and experimenting with data. Recent examples of this trend have included calls from archives for programmers and software developers to come and ‘hack’ their collections, and the growth of competitions where young people are invited to play with … Continue reading Hackathons as participatory methodology?


Talk to me.

Reblogged from Everyday childhoods blog by Rachel Thomson On Saturday 14th November I had the pleasure of taking part in an event billed as a ‘Hackathon’ hosted by the Sussex Humanities Lab, CIRCY and the Mass Observation Archive. Hackathons are ‘events in which computer programmers and others involved in software development and hardware development, including graphic … Continue reading Talk to me.


Home and Away: Transnational Simultaneity

By Benji Zeitlin It took about half an hour after landing in Dhaka at the beginning of my fieldwork with British Bangladeshi families from London for the feeling to hit me. I shuffled off the flight from Doha in a haze and gradually awoke as a taxi drove me into the city. The sights, smell … Continue reading Home and Away: Transnational Simultaneity


Falling for Rotterdam

By Alina Chirila 2nd year BACY student It is not very hard to fall in love when you’re a pretty accurate version of Don Quixote. On this occasion, in my own search for meaning and beauty, I hoped to fall for the Dutch, and God, it really did happen. Black tulips, libertine coffee shops with their … Continue reading Falling for Rotterdam