I have a not very grand plan to start curating thoughts on this site again. Moving from country to country, city to city, has reminded me how I should be spending my time and effort collecting memories, and not things, as these things will often remain behind in a box in storage, somewhere. This little online space is now approaching its fifth year of being and although very thin in content, has documented some key milestones in the last half decade. I am happy for that. I do hope to use this space as a means to force myself to write and chart out ideas, as well as to keep you updated about life on this side of the pond. The motivation for this restart is also due in part to the subject of my PhD topic which concerns the social organisation and networks of individuals who build their livelihoods in and on digital creative worlds. As Harvey Molotch argued in his essay “Going Out” and which I earlier quoted from in a post about Howard Becker’s chapter on Imagery,
“Without knowledge based on firsthand experience to correct our imagery, we not only don’t know where to look for the interesting stuff, we also don’t know what doesn’t need extensive investigation and proof”.
Here’s a start to staying out and about this 2014.