[EVENT] #TrollingtheArtist with @MsMapes and @NatashaCaruana. A @RedEyeNetwork Event

I've just returned from an interesting, and challenging evening at RISE Manchester, at an event organised by the RedEye Photography Network. I was asked to chair the session, in which photographic artists Sarah Maple and Natasha Caruana discussed their work, and the impact of trolling - both being trolled, and being…

[BOOK REVIEW] This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (re online trolling)

This looks really interesting: Why do trolls exist? How can such hostile online behaviour be understood intellectually, culturally and socially? Put another way: is the notorious Pedobear character “lulz” (hilarious) or an ambivalent tour guide through child pornography? For her recent doctorate, communications scholar Whitney Phillips conducted an ethnography of…

Should McCann Twitter abuser have been doorstepped on TV? for @ConversationUK

A recent piece, published for The Conversation UK, under Creative Commons licence (republished on Durham University): Should McCann Twitter abuser have been doorstepped on TV? By Bex Lewis, Durham University Brenda Leyland, a 63-year old woman from Leicestershire who had been accused of publishing a stream of internet abuse about…