Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Chasing the Olympic Dream

Wednesday, June 9th, 2004

My sister Heather's bid for Olympic qualification comes to a head this weekend when she attends the qualifying regatta in Lucerne. There are two spots left in the Lightweight Women's Double, and results so far this season would give herself and Sinead at least a reasonable chance of succeeding. I recently ...

Resisting digitally, in Paris

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

On 2 April I attended a conference at the American University in Paris titled 'the Other Internet: Exploring Digital Resistance.' Sabryna and I were presenting a version of our work on MoveOn, which examines how MoveOn compares to previous manifestations of mass political action.

UICC colloquium

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Last Friday saw a one day colloquium in Chicago where students of the Institute of Communications Research at UIUC had an opportunity to meet with students of the Communications Department at UIC. Organised by Sabryna Cornish the motivation came from the increasingly closer links between the two units, with some ...

Reading group in participatory media

Wednesday, April 7th, 2004

I've just received word that my proposal for a reading group in participatory media has been granted support by the IPRH (Illinois program for research in the humanities). Yay! We'll be starting the in the Fall semester, so there's a bit of time left to plan what exactly to do ...

New sub-site – Flirt FM Alumni

Sunday, March 28th, 2004

Yet another member of the funferal family of sites, this time a site for the Flirt FM Alumni group, which I set up earlier this year. At present there's not a lot to see, but the site will feature news of developments within the group and the station, and news ...

Strange Brew roadtrip

Saturday, March 27th, 2004

I've just returned from one of the more enjoyable nights out I've had in some time. Gugaí, the DJ who runs the Drum bar on Mondays and the Warwick nightclub on Thursdays (I'm back in Galway at the moment) had a 'road trip' (under his 'Strange Brew' moniker) to a ...

Story propagation on and off line

Friday, February 27th, 2004

My pointer to the Joyce estate's actions in relation to Bloomsday has been picked up by a lot of other weblogs - which is consistent with my observation that intellectual property is one of the main topics to take advantage of the highly skewed propagation trail in weblogs. Now ...

MDH for President?

Sunday, January 25th, 2004

The press speculation on Michael D Higgins running for president continues. As a Labour member from Galway I've obviously been involved with campaigning for Michael for many years. I think he would be a strong candidate - I know his candidacy would be popular within the Labour Party, and he ...

Thoughts from the midwest #6 – study, travel, and observation

Friday, October 10th, 2003

Greetings and Salutations, We're definitely back into class work. I've got what a colleague rightly called 'a theory laden semester' with philosophy of technology, sociological theory, and (social) history of telecommunications. It seems the reading for class takes the entire week. Of course, the standard advice here is that actually trying ...

Newsletter August 2003

Friday, August 1st, 2003