Monthly Archives: October 2011

Are You Really My Friend?

Westbrook, Maine artist Tanja Hollander has set out to meet and photograph all of her 600+ Facebook friends in their homes—including, of course, people she has never met before in person. The project’s main page is here. Along with the … Continue reading

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Gabriella Coleman and Hacker Culture

Gabriella Coleman, who received her Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2005, specializes in the study of the diverse codes of law and ethics produced within and challenged by online communities. Now Assistant Professor of Media, … Continue reading

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Social Media Project staff

The Social Media Project is pleased to introduce research intern Ariadne Yulo, who will periodically be writing blog posts that explore issues at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and new media/social technologies. She’ll be working on developing bibliographies and webliographies—reviewing … Continue reading

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Siri-ously gendered

Social Media Project director Rebecca Zorach (aka me) was quoted in a CNN.com article about Siri, the female voice of Apple’s new iPhone. (I don’t even have a smart phone!)

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Social media during the Oct 15 Rome riots

A very interesting project that graphically displays social media activity over time during the October 15 riots that occurred in Rome during the international protests initiated by the Occupy Wall Street movement. The site is AOS, Art is Open Source, … Continue reading

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Upcoming events

Monday, October 17 from 12-1:30pm, Rachel Caïdor is speaking on the topic “Feminist Work/Activist Spaces” in the Feminist/Queer Praxis series at CSGS. “How are feminist and activist spaces created? What’s the landscape in Chicago?” Rachel is an alumna of the … Continue reading

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