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Real Life
"Cronenberg shows his humans diving into television sets or self-inserting Betamax tapes; his original screenplay title for Videodrome was Network of Blood. If The Matrix is Descartes, then Videodrome is Haraway and Network of Blood could be a synonym for real life." This sentences is all tingly. I'm looking forward to this.
technology  sociology  magazine 
june 2016 by infovore Social objects, power, stickiness, and love
"An object provides for [the wants we define ourselves as] through the lack it displays." Jyri Engeström on social objects and the way they create wants, fulfil needs, and they way that drives our behaviour around them. Jolly good.
srs  web  socialobjects  jyriengestrom  socialsoftware  sociology  culture  needs  wants 
october 2008 by infovore
Younghee Jung » Blog Archive » smalltalk on toilets - for interesting08
"...toilets are the mirrors of culture with their prominence for everyone’s life in the society. the design of toilets can be a powerful element in providing anyone’s happiness, a sense of wellbeing, or even a feeling of small everyday achievement."
youngheechung  toilets  sociology  culture  society  presentation  interesting08 
july 2008 by infovore
254 - Ludacris’ Rap Map of US Area Codes « Strange Maps
"I’m a female and a feminist. I dislike the usage of the word ‘ho’. However, as a geography major, I find this song hilarious, and had to map it." A more accurate-than-normal piece of hip-hop infographics.
ludacris  hoes  misogyny  map  mapping  infographics  data  hiphop  sociology 
march 2008 by infovore
Friends, friendsters, and top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites
Friendship helps people write community into being in social network sites. Through these imagined egocentric communities, participants are able to express who they are and locate themselves culturally.
friends  socialsoftware  social  networking  paper  analysis  facebook  friendster  myspace  sharing  technology  sociology  research 
january 2007 by infovore
Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes
A perceptive and detailed analysis of the Dunbar Number - and why some of the hype around it is misguided.
society  social  software  anthropology  dunbar  structure  groups  research  sociology  network 
december 2006 by infovore
anti-mega: sociology as free jazz
"the strength of social contact between people cannot be measured by frequency or intensity; a better measure is the number of communication channels used by people" - I like Chris' ideas, but need to think a bit harder on them.
communication  social  society  design  sociology  dunbar 
november 2006 by infovore

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