Thursday, August 10, 2006

Notification of previous paper: Russell Richards (2005) 'An Aesthetic or Anaesthetic: Developing a Digital Aesthetics of Production' Journal of Media Practice 5 (3): 145-153.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Paper just out: Russell Richards (2006) 'Users, Interactivity and Generation' New Media and Society Journal, 8 (4) 531 - 550
Given my circumstances I have chosen to reorientate this blog to listings of my papers and papers that I have found useful. The diary can wait.

Monday, November 07, 2005

My research has refocused around the following notions:

'User production' see related link

'Software as a Medium' paper under development

The notion of craft as applicable to 'the digital' paper under construction

Sunday, June 05, 2005

After a short pause due to circumstances beyond my control the new media research blog is back.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

A number of studies regarding new media development and the nature of work have been commissioned over the last few years.

The Ecomonic Policy Institute have published:

'New Working: Work Patterns and Workforce Policies for the New Media Industry' Batt, R. et al EPL 2001.

The Northern Ireland Interactive Multimedia Association commissioned:

'Skills + Knowledge = Growth: New Media Skills in Northern Ireland' Dream Ireland Ltd 2001.

Monday, September 29, 2003

The concept of knowledge workers and knowledge management is an area of interest. These terms have been applied both to corporate production and education.

The Second Nordic Workshop on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Empowerment Reprt includes a paper relating to this area.

'Knowledge Workers - Skills Needed in ICT and New Media Companies in Future' Martilla, L et al 2000.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Kotamraju has investigated the notion of skill and subsequently issues of gender in new media work. See ref below.

Ros Gill at the LSE has also looked into these issues. See ref below.

Nalini P. Kotamraju (2003) 'Art versus Code: The Gendered Evolution of Web Design Skills' in Howard, P. N. and Jones, S. eds. Society Online London: Sage chap. 12. Available November 2003.

Project Based New Media Work Ros Gill 2001 (doc)

See also:
New Media: Working Practices in Electronic Arts An Online mini-site relating to a research project on new media workers. This site includes a pdf of the findings from the research:

'New Media: Working Practices in Electronic Arts' Gill, R. and Dodd, D. 2000.