the Internationale is Paul Caplan, former Digital Charabanc, journalist and imager and now Head of Department: Computer Science and Technology at GSM London and digital flaneur.
Object-oriented media and everyday remix. Picking up on my practice-research PhD, exploring how mobile networked devices such as phones and tablets enable a form of remix whereby users, organisations, companies and the state connect streams of information, data and stories, offering new ways of imag(in)ing and managing. The research forms the basis of a book Mobile data: your phone, their database and everyday remix currently out for review.
Object-oriented practice-research. Developing an approach to academic and practical study and teaching of media, advertising and communication based on a philosophy of objects together with a commitment to answering research questions through practice and using research to inform practice. This methodology formed the basis of my PhD and has been the starting point for my teaching and curriculum development since.
my everyday remix StreamTweets by @Internationale
my paid work
I am Head of Department: Computer Science and Technology at GSM London where, together with my team, I'm developing the sort of courses that we need to ensure the next generation of digital media entrepreneurs, techies, geeks and hackers have a critical, politically informed and economically relevant approach to computing, network media and the digital economy.
my previous work
In previous incarnations I've been a frontline academic in the traditional (Russell Group University) industry, photojournalist, editor, consultant and trainer (Digital Charabanc). My CV (as Word doc) is here.
other projects (digital flanerie)
Object-oriented 'photography' (OOPh)
Practice-research experiments in imag(in)ing. Approaching images, imaging technologies, imagers and imaged subjects as... objects.
- JPEG: the quadruple object: My PhD used object-oriented philosophy as a practice-research method to explore the JPEG standard as an object. I took a series of digital pinhole photographs and remade them with, through and against JPEG as eBooks and mashups:
- Thing of the day: Just objects. Imag(in)ed
Object-oriented 'poetry' (OOp)
Practice-research experiments in writing. Approaching language, writing technologies, writers and writing subjects as... objects.
- Uncreative mobilities: Remixing the objects that stream through my mobile devices.
- Ekaw Snagennif: Writing James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake backwards 140 characters at a time. Read the text plaited with other Tweets and posts.
- A(d)gorithm Elves: Writing the Facebook ad texts back into the Wall to confuse the Facebook advertising algorithm elves and tell uncreative ad stories.
- Object of the day: Just objects. Written on Twitter
- We're all remix artists now: everyday remix, apps and objects Paper and Active App-Book (best viewed on Mobile) delivered at Apps and Affect conference, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. October 2013. The paper followed a practice-research workshop on building a Web App (best viewed on Mobile). Reworked as full article available here.
- What Is a JPEG? The Invisible Object You See Every Day in The Atlantic (September 24th 2013).
- Software Tunnels Through the Rags 'n Refuse: Object Oriented Software Studies and Platform Politics in Culture Machine 14 (2013) PDF.
- Through a Prism darkly. What does software see?. Paper delivered at Conditions of Mediation London 17 June 2013. PDF here.
- Digital Common Space: Remixability co-authored with Jussi Parikka in Hemment, D; Thompson, B; de Vicente, J and Cooper, R (2013) Digital Public Spaces. Future Everything. Available as PDF here.
- London 2012: Distributed Imag(in)ings and Exploiting Protocol in PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication 2(2) (September): 6-21 PDF).
- Practising Theory. Paper delievered at ASCA International Workshop, Amsterdam, March 2011. (PDF version 8MB. Sorry it's got imag(in)ings embedded!)
- Software Tunnels Through the Rags 'n Refuse. Paper delivered at Platform Politics, Cambridge 12-13 May 2011. PDF and video here.
- Towards an Object-Oriented Photography. Paper given at the Perceptions of Practice conference, Nottingham Trent University 11.07.11
- Video 'paper' Object-Oriented Photography in O-Zone and on YouTube here.
- On Twitter: @internationale
- Via email: praxis [at] theinternationale.com
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