Mapping and Visualising Instagram’s response to the Paris 2015 attacks

Mapping and Visualising Instagram’s response to the Paris 2015 attacks

Paris Attacks: Instagram Photos & Hashtags, #ParisIsAboutLife #TousAuBistrot #TousEnTerrasse The Paris Attacks in November 2015, were tragic, and the world responded in a variety of ways. As part of a series of Advanced Digital methods workshops that I teach at the University of Warwick, I wanted to get the Masters students to utilise data in a way that would reflect the world's…
Tweeting Gluten Free: Quantified Self, Qualified Self, or Both?

Tweeting Gluten Free: Quantified Self, Qualified Self, or Both?

One of the (many) questions I have asked myself when researching how people with Coeliac Disease or Gluten Intolerance catalogue, share and tweet about their experience of the gluten free diet, and the adverse physical and psychological symptoms of ingesting gluten, is: to what extent, if any, can these kinds of activities be classified as falling within the realms of…

Here’s to Immigrants

“Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to…