Digital Sociology Podcast

Digital Sociology

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Interviews by Chris Till with researchers of all areas of digital culture and society.
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Episode 19: Nick Couldry, Data Colonialism and the mediated construction of reality

43:34 | Feb 19th

  For this episode of the Digital Sociology Podcast I spoke to Nick Couldry who is Professor of Media, Communication and Social Theory at the London School of Economics He suggests that digital platforms are appropriating "human life without limit" a...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 23: Elinor Carmi, content moderators, telephone operators and politics of "listening"

45:00 | Apr 12th

In this episode I am talking to Elinor Carmi who is a Postdoc Research Associate in Digital Culture & Society at the University of Liverpool. She tells me about how her experience of working in radio and music production and as a feminist has influen...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 22: Susan Halford, the semantic web, symphonic social science and how sociologists can work with computer scientists

32:07 | Mar 11th

In this episode of the Digital Sociology Podcast I spoke to Susan Halford who is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol and the President of the British Sociological Association.  Amongst other things she explains the emergence "semantic...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 21: Huw Davies, young people, technology and social class

55:29 | Mar 4th

 In this episode of the Digital Sociology Podcast I am talking to Huw Davies who is a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. Huw tells me about his research into young peoples' use of technology (and particularly the...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 20: Jess Drakett, memes,working in tech, sexism and humour

47:52 | Feb 25th

On the latest Digital Sociology Podcast I am talking to Dr Jess Drakett who is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University. Jess shares some fun and fascinating insights from her PhD research  into representations of gender in meme cu...Show More
Episode 18: Frank Pasquale, big data, algorithms and discrimination in the black box society

28:19 | Dec 21st, 2018

In this episode I am speaking to Frank Pasquale who is Professor of Law at the University of Maryland. We talk about his work which has addressed the impact of big data and algorithmic processing on reputation, search and finance. We discussed how th...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 17: Tom Brock, political economy of e-sports, video game labour

54:11 | Dec 14th, 2018

For this episode I spoke with Tom Brock who is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
He tells me about his research into e-sports and video games and how the changes in the political economy of video games leads to a m...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 16: Kylie Jarrett on the “digital housewife” and social media

38:53 | Dec 7th, 2018

In this episode of the Digital Sociology Podcast I am talking to Kylie Jarrett who is a lecturer in Department of Media Studies at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. She writes and researches on internet cultures and has written on the “cul...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 15:Penny Andrews, library systems, academic social media, Ed Balls

1:02:26 | Dec 1st, 2018

In what is likely the most fun episode I spoke to Penny Andrews. This started out as a chat about Penny’s research into current research information systems, institutional repositories and academic social networking services such as academia.edu. Pen...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 14: Mark Carrigan, academic social media, public sociology and the accelerated academy

44:58 | Aug 14th, 2018

In this episode of the Digital Sociology Podcast I spoke with Mark Carrigan. Because it has taken me ages to upload this podcast my introduction to Mark on the podcast is a bit out of date now. But Mark is the Digital Engagement Fellow at The Sociolo...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 13 Karen Gregory

47:15 | Aug 6th, 2018

For episode 13 of the Digital Sociology Podcast I had a chat with Karen Gregory who is a digital sociologist at the University of Edinburgh. She tells me about her work on the exploitation enabled by the rise of digital labour. She tells me about the...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 10 Murray Goulden

33:21 | Jul 29th, 2018

For this episode I spoke with Murray Goulden of the Horizon centre at the University of Nottingham and he told me about the projects he is working which, amongst other things, use digital traces as a memory aid as part of ethnographic research. To do...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 11 Harry Dyer v2

39:20 | Jul 13th, 2018

This episode was turning up in a lot of podcast apps in a shorter version so I have uploaded it again as a separate episode which will hopefully fix this. So if you have the first version as a 13 minute audio delete that one and download this (should...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 11 Harry Dyer

39:20 | Jul 12th, 2018

For this episode of the Digital Sociology Podcast I spoke to Harry Dyer about his work on online social platforms and identity. Harry tells me about his thoughts on the development and design of different platforms and how they make different actions...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 10 Mariya Stoilova

22:10 | Jun 23rd, 2018

In this episode of the Digital Sociology Podcast I spoke to Mariya Stoilova who is working on a project called Global Kids Online. Mariya is based at the London School of Economics but the project is an international one which looks at the experience...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 9 Rachel Thomson

33:23 | Jun 15th, 2018

In this episode I spoke to Rachel Thomson who is Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies at the University of Sussex. Rachel tells me about the “Everyday Childhoods” project (which is part of the long-running “Mass Observation Project”). This is a p...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast is having a short break

00:16 | Sep 15th, 2017

The Digital Sociology Podast is having a break for a couple of weeks but I'll be back soon with more interviews with researchers of the digital.
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 8 Warren Pearce

49:26 | Sep 7th, 2017

For episode 8 of the Digital Sociology Podcast I had a chat with Warren Pearce who is the Faculty Fellow (iHuman) at the University of Sheffield. He is working on the “Making Climate Social” project which is investigating how climate change debate ha...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 7 Justine Gangneux

19:01 | Aug 31st, 2017

In episode 7 of the Digital Sociology Podcast I spoke to Justine Gangneux about her work on how social media users engage in the practice of “checking” and “Facebook stalking”. The empirical research she has conducted shows the importance of humour a...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 6 Deborah Lupton

52:09 | Aug 24th, 2017

For episode 6 of the Digital Sociology Podcast I spoke to the world renowned sociologist Deborah Lupton. Deborah has been a leading figure in the sociology of health, public health, the body and risk as well as many other areas. More recently she has...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 5 Holly Powell-Jones

27:13 | Aug 18th, 2017

Holly Powell-Jones is a PhD student at City University London and a former broadcast journalist and educator who is conducting research into the young peoples’ perceptions of risk and criminality online. We talk about her methods of research and how ...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 4 Louise Reid

33:46 | Aug 10th, 2017

In episode 4 of the Digital Sociology Podcast I spoke to Louise Reid from the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews about her research on energy demand, smart technology and wellbeing. Louise told me about s...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 3 Nick Prior

35:21 | Aug 3rd, 2017

In this third episode I spoke to Nick Prior who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh and a Visiting Fellow at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan. We talk about the influence of digital tec...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 2 Sian Lincoln

42:34 | Jul 27th, 2017

In this episode I spoke to Sian Lincoln about her “Facebook Timelines” project in which they spoke to people about their use of the social network. We discuss the “scroll back method” of interviewing she used to explore the role of Facebook in young ...Show More
Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 1 - Mike Saker, locative media and Pokémon Go

30:16 | Jul 20th, 2017

This is the first episode in my new Digital Sociology Podcast. In this series I will be talking to researchers doing work looking at the impact of digital technologies on society and culture. For this episode I spoke to Mike Saker from Southampton So...Show More
Digital Health/Digital Capitalism Episode 8 Aristea Fotopolou

47:14 | Apr 8th, 2017

For this final episode in the series I spoke to Aristea Fotopolou about her work on gender, data and self-tracking. She told me about her work on fertility and pregnancy apps and how they construct and embody discourses of gender, capitalism and ne...Show More
Digital Health/Digital Capitalism Episode 7 Btihaj Ajana

43:59 | Mar 23rd, 2017

For this episode in the series I spoke to Btihaj Ajana who is a Senior Lecturer in Culture, Digital Humanities and Creative Industries at King’s College London and Associate Professor at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. We talk about her work o...Show More
Digital Health/Digital Capitalism Episode 6 Liz McFall

1:04:54 | Mar 16th, 2017

In the sixth episode in the series I spoke to Liz McFall from the Open University. Liz discusses some of her work on the history of insurance and how this relates to the contemporary impact which digital data is having on insurance. New sources of da...Show More
Digital Health/Digital Capitalism Episode 5 Lynne Pettinger

44:50 | Mar 10th, 2017

For this podcast I spoke to Lynne Pettinger about the work she has done with Ewen Speed and Andrew Goffey on the use of data in the NHS and its impact on how services are managed and understood and the role it plays in privatisation. A key issue she ...Show More
Digital Health/Digital Capitalism Episode 4 Will Davies

37:21 | Mar 2nd, 2017

In episode 4 of the podcast I am talking to Will Davies, the author of The Happiness Industry and The Limits of Neoliberalism. Will tells me about his research into the history of economics and psychology and its influence on public policy. Why do go...Show More
Digital Health/Digital Capitalism Episode 3 - Tamar Sharon

1:10:53 | Feb 23rd, 2017

In episode 3 of the podcast I am speaking to Tamar Sharon about her work on self-tracking and the move of digital companies (such as Google, Facebook and Apple) into health research. Amongst other things we discuss the Apple HealthKit and Google's B...Show More
Digital Health/Digital Capitalism Episode 2 Minna Ruckenstein

44:14 | Feb 16th, 2017

In the second episode of my Digital Health/Digital Capitalism podcast I spoke to Minna Ruckenstein about her work on various aspects of digital health and in particular how this is influenced by consumption. We discussed issues around "surveillance c...Show More
Digital Health/Digital Capitalism Episode 1 Nick Fox

51:42 | Feb 3rd, 2017

This is the first podcast in the series and I am speaking to Nick Fox about his work on personal medical devices and his analysis of digital health and digital capitalism more generally. I think this discussion works pretty well as a broad introducti...Show More