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Preparing for the PhD

I move down to Oxford in two weeks, to start my English DPhil. I’m excited and invigorated, but also apprehensive. Over the next three years, I’ll be trying to place articles in peer-reviewed journals, give talks, teach, help organise conferences or seminars, disseminate my research in more accessible formats and – of course – actually research and write my thesis! 354 more words


After the referendum: Towards participatory democracy in Scotland

Democracy is always in the making: a never-ending project that requires constant rethinking and development. There are many ways of understanding and practicing democracy, and this article is concerned with those that put citizens at the heart of democratic life. 80 more words

Citizen Participation

Public Spaces + Social Media

I have recently become interested in the correlation between the public occupation of a physical space in relationship with the contemporary impact of social media upon the perception of public engagement. 328 more words

A Few Thoughts on Safe Harbor Proposal and Public Discourse

The Safe Harbor proposal to use a city owned building for a wintertime, emergency shelter got a little tense at last week’s City Commission Study Session. 848 more words

Public Engagement

非對話:Web analyst vs 藝術館總監

A: Page view, click-thru rate, unique visitors, duration per visit,  entry URL, exit URL, etc, etc are some of the key metric to analyse a website performance and visitor engagement level. 389 more words

Another Traveller Series

What's the difference between 'public intellectualism' and being unusually willing to talk about stuff in public?

In the last year I’ve had a selection of requests from the media to talk on an eclectic range of issues: contemporary sexual culture, the quantified self, dystopic social change, the limits of liberal tolerance and hipster hatred. 415 more words

The Benefits of Blogging in Graduate School: Part Two

It’s been a crazy couple of days here at SMDS HQ. My post, “The Chronicle of Higher Education Owes Readers an Apology” has gone pseudo-viral, reaching people from Switzerland and Bangladesh to Colombia and Singapore. 1,102 more words

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