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Liminality and Polarisation

Substack Anecdotally, my early and initial reaction to Jude Ellison S. Doyle’s newsletter about Substack, and Hamish McKenzie’s prompt sub-tweet response seems to have proved correct. Since then, a substantial amount of the people whose newsletters I look forward to receiving each week (or thereabouts) have left the platform or are debating how to do …

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Limitations of Digital Places

Scribbles in my Research notebook, Monday 29th March 2021: observations and writing I have found interesting in the last week. Digital Places Scaachi Koul, writing for Buzzfeed News, discusses a year spent mostly online, and highlights what I suspect many will agree are limitations of what digital places can provide. Obviously this last year has …

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Thesis: Conclusion

This post is one of a serialisation of key (edited) extracts of my thesis, “Digital Ethnography and a Virtual Orkney: The Role of Folklore in Creating an Online Orkney Place”, submitted and completed in 2018. You can download the full text below, with all footnotes, full data quotes, and list of references. I have left …

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Thesis: Digital Places: Attachment, Identity, Sense

This post is one of a serialisation of key (edited) extracts of my thesis, “Digital Ethnography and a Virtual Orkney: The Role of Folklore in Creating an Online Orkney Place”, submitted and completed in 2018. You can download the full text below, with all footnotes, full data quotes, and list of references. I have left …

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Thesis: Virtually Filtered Places

This post is one of a serialisation of key (edited) extracts of my thesis, “Digital Ethnography and a Virtual Orkney: The Role of Folklore in Creating an Online Orkney Place”, submitted and completed in 2018. You can download the full text below, with all footnotes, full data quotes, and list of references. I have left …

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Thesis: Possible Futures of a Virtual Orkney

This post is one of a serialisation of key (edited) extracts of my thesis, “Digital Ethnography and a Virtual Orkney: The Role of Folklore in Creating an Online Orkney Place”, submitted and completed in 2018. You can download the full text below, with all footnotes, full data quotes, and list of references. I have left …

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