My First Article! – Mobile Ideas

My first academic article has been published in the most recent issue of Mobilities. Co-written with my supervisor Dr David Beer, it’s a write-up of my Masters project from a couple of years ago where I attempted to track how an idea was transmitted from its author out across the net by logging every instance I could find. The idea I used as my guinea pig was Bruce Sterling’s Spime concept and he has been kind enough to give us a quick mention over on Wired. From his response I think he likes it, which is definitely a relief!

As its an academic article its been nicely wrapped up and locked away from people (or institutions) who don’t have subscriptions to the journal. If you do have access in some way or another you can find the article over at the Mobilities e-Journal site.

Unfortunately despite being the one of the authors, I can’t Creative Commons it (academic publishing is a confusing space) however we are working on getting an open access version so that anyone can read the paper if they would like to. I’ll make another post as soon as it’s available.

The article’s data and visualisations are still freely accesible though as we’ve published them online for various reasons. Take a look!

Official Mobilities Article
Open Access Version – Press the ‘Request a Copy’ Button (Why?)
Mobile Ideas Data Website

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