We’re hiring a Postdoc!

The Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for a social media postdoctoral researcher (start date: 1 July, 2014). This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar whose work draws on anthropology, communication, media studies, sociology, and/or science and technology studies to bring empirical and critical perspectives to complex socio-technical …

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SMC seeks a Research Assistant

Call for Research AssistantMicrosoft Research (MSR) is looking for a Research Assistant for its Social Media Collective in the New England lab, based in Cambridge,Massachusetts. The Social Media Collective consists of Nancy Baym, danah boyd, Kate Crawford, Megan Finn, and Mary L. Gray, as well as faculty visitors and Ph.D. interns.  An appropriate candidate will …

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Socially-Mediated Publicness: A Call for Papers

Please distribute widely! CALL FOR PAPERS Special Theme Issue of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media "Socially-Mediated Publicness" Guest Editors: -         Nancy Baym (University of Kansas) -         danah boyd (Microsoft Research) Editor: Zizi Papacharissi Social media call into question conventional understandings of what it means to “be public,” what it means to be “in …

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Audiences Affect Artists Too: Rethinking “Participation”

Over the last twenty years we've seen a boom in research about "participatory culture" that tries, in part, to make sense of the many ways audiences engage popular culture. This work tends to start from the points of view of audience members. Recently (sometimes during my visits at MSR), I've been coming at this from …

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