Month: November 2020

The bedroom code – domesticating digital crime

Street encounters and digital encounters are hybrids. Trying to understand them separately will trip the ethnographer up (Lane, 2018). Lane elaborates the digital element to street encounters and…

Social media’s inverted layer

… the heat is on the bottom level It has been a norm that in the UK we expect public figures to be held to a higher standard…

Institutions don’t exist

… in the abstract and also not literally in the concrete It’s a delusion of a certain type of policy wonk that if you just tweak a society’s…

Digital sparseness and digital innovation in South Africa

Much of what I’m writing about here I owe to the insights and research of my colleagues Alex Wafer, Kirstin Lardy, Delani Mathevula and Motswaedi. In fact a…

Questions about reading which are really about you, the reader, but are also about me, the writer

The kind of reading you do matters a lot to the kind of scholarship you are doing. The classic image of the scholar is someone poring carefully over…


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