Digital Threats to Democracy: A Report

Today, Wellington-based research and advocacy organisation, The Workshop, released its year-long study and report on Digital Threats to Democracy. I had the pleasure of working on this project over the past year with Marianne Elliott (The Workshop), Dr. Jess Berenston-Shaw (The Workshop), Dr. Leon Salter (Massey University) and Ella Brownlie (The Workshop). The 42-page report presents a … Continue reading Digital Threats to Democracy: A Report

Invited talk: Data, Privacy & Surveillance in the Era of Platform Capitalism

Great @VilpVUW seminar on Data, privacy and surveillance in the era of platform capitalism from @kathleenkr . pic.twitter.com/yBvcKsUhQJ — VILP VUW (@VilpVUW) April 1, 2019 Had the privilege to give a seminar to Victoria International students last week on the economics of platforms, which resulted in some great conversation from the 30+ students in attendance … Continue reading Invited talk: Data, Privacy & Surveillance in the Era of Platform Capitalism

Surveillance in South Africa

My book review of Jane Duncan's, Stopping the Spies: Constructing and Resisting the Surveillance State in South Africa (2018, Wits University Press) has been published in the Journal of Political Economy of Communication.  Full disclosure, it's the first (and last, I hope) book review I've ever written.  Second disclosure: I don't read book reviews myself. Ever. Except for … Continue reading Surveillance in South Africa

‘One of the Blokes’: The gendered nature of beer in New Zealand’s craft brewing scene

I am very excited to announce my first article to come out a brand analysis and fieldwork I conducted with New Zealand 'brewsters' (women beer brewers) in 2016 as part of a Victoria University of Wellington Research Establishment Grant (or is it University of Wellington? Who can be sure...). The project is only a small … Continue reading ‘One of the Blokes’: The gendered nature of beer in New Zealand’s craft brewing scene

Upcoming Talk (National Library, Wellington): Surveillance, Privacy & Space in the Age of Social Media

I'll be giving a talk this Thursday on the way social media, digital apps and mobile technologies have turned ‘mapping’ into an everyday practice. We regularly ‘check in’, location-tag digital photos, create virtual maps, and publicise, write about and visually document our experience with and within space. As a result, the way we create, represent … Continue reading Upcoming Talk (National Library, Wellington): Surveillance, Privacy & Space in the Age of Social Media