A growing, changing collection of things I’ve worked or am working on – published or well-developed opinions, essays, podcasts, films, and articles; imperfect and unfinished thoughts; and interesting things to reflect on, from out in the wild wild web.
– Chart your own path
– Attribute what you find
– Engage and feedback constructively 🙂
The report I wrote for the Digital Poverty Alliance – with a summary, links to the full text, and my full reference list.
Read my opening remarks at the Digital Leaders 2022 National Digital Conference. I argue there are three (new) kinds of evidence we need to consult to tackle digital poverty.
In this podcast, I introduce the B4RN Computer Club, a group of dedicated volunteers helping to get their neighbours connected to the internet in rural Lancashire, UK.
The digital skills needed to survive in today’s pervasively digitised world have changed. Using ethnographic insights from a public library in Oxfordshire, my co-author and I describe the challenges faced by novice users in detail.
Finally sharing this beautiful collection of films I worked on for the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the World Health Organization.
An essay (from my newsletter) about community networks, spotlighting five internet networks owned and operated by local communities.
These rural communities banded together to build a full fibre network in Northwest England, and I’ve been interviewing them since 2018…
Are children who have access to just one device for getting online, falling further behind? These are remarks I gave at the APPG for Digital Skills on the new digital dividing lines in the UK.
Exploring the slow computing movement… What could the practices and politics of refusal look like in the digital age? Is paying attention a radical act?
What does this border zone between the connected and unconnected reveal about the realities of living in today’s digitised world? We finally summarised our research on this question.
A talk I gave for the British Library and the resources that inspired it.
An academic article co-authored with Dr Roxana Radu, exploring how the requirement of a digital footprint to access e-government disadvantages people.
Geography, technology and identity combine to create opportunities for connection and disconnection among LGBTQIA+ people living in rural England.
And we still haven’t solved it. In these essays, written for the Digital Poverty Alliance, I reflect on what was – and more importantly – what wasn’t said in this five-day virtual summit, arranged by a consortium of All-Party Parliamentary Groups.
Ben Jacobsen and David Beer’s dense little book on social media, automation, and memory raises thought-provoking questions about what is truly “new” about the algorithmic archive.
Lawrence Almeida interviews me about my research on digital inequality and what “critical” doesn’t mean criticism…