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Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal (2013)
Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E. (2013). Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal. Information Polity, 18, 367-370. https://doi.org/10.3233/IP-130318

Jose Marichal’s investigation into Facebook, as a setting for democracy and potential influence on the public sphere, identifies something special about Facebook that both makes it popular and unique, even among social networking sites. This enables... Read More about Review of Facebook Democracy. The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life by J.Marichal.

Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds. (2013)
Journal Article
Taylor-Smith, E. (2013). Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds. Information Polity, 18, 93-96. https://doi.org/10.3233/IP-130298

Brian Loader and Dan Mercea rally a group of political/social/media scientists to shed light on social media and democracy. Is social media supporting transformations of democratic power or merely inspiring the latest round of cyber-utopian hype? Cur... Read More about Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds..

Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist. (2013)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2013). Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist. Information, Communication and Society, 16, 967-988. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2012.755209

Walter Lippmann (1889–1974) was perhaps the most prominent pundit of the late-industrial era. His place in the annals of journalism is secure, but his legacy should not stop there. The article argues for a fresh interpretation of Lippmann as an early... Read More about Pundit for post-industrial times? Walter Lippmann as an information society theorist..

Demonstrating How Urban Morphology Matters: Reaching Beyond the Geometry of Building Design, Construction Systems and Occupational Behaviours and Towards Broader Context-Specific Transformations. (2013)
Journal Article
Deakin, M., Reid, A., & Campbell, F. H. (2013). Demonstrating How Urban Morphology Matters: Reaching Beyond the Geometry of Building Design, Construction Systems and Occupational Behaviours and Towards Broader Context-Specific Transformations. Environmental management and sustainable development, 2, 101. https://doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v2i2.4307

Recent studies of urban morphology, suggest the design, layout and texture of district centres, neighbourhoods and buildings have as much a bearing on levels of energy consumption and rates of carbon emission as either buildings or their occupation.... Read More about Demonstrating How Urban Morphology Matters: Reaching Beyond the Geometry of Building Design, Construction Systems and Occupational Behaviours and Towards Broader Context-Specific Transformations..

Blue sky thinking? (2013)
Journal Article
Hamoudi, J., & Cruickshank, P. (2013). Blue sky thinking?. The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 18-22

Review of the results of research into the factors that influence legal firms considering whether to adopt cloud-based IT solutions. The article can be read for free here: http://www.journalonline.co.uk/Magazine/58-11/1013300.aspx

Facets of DREaM: a social network analysis exploring network development in the UK LIS research community. (2013)
Journal Article
Cooke, L., & Hall, H. (2013). Facets of DREaM: a social network analysis exploring network development in the UK LIS research community. Journal of Documentation, 69(6), 786-806. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2012-0124

Purpose: This paper reviews the value of Social Network Analysis (SNA) as a method appropriate to LIS research. SNA is used to investigate the effectiveness of a framework of methods adopted by the DREaM project to develop researcher-practitioner net... Read More about Facets of DREaM: a social network analysis exploring network development in the UK LIS research community..

Rich Pictures: collaborative communication through icons (2013)
Journal Article
Berg, T., & Pooley, R. (2013). Rich Pictures: collaborative communication through icons. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 26, 361-376. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11213-012-9238-8

A visual language of pictures, such as the rich picture used in the Soft System Methodology, offers a way of global communication that far exceeds the limitations of text and speech. Simple graphics can be rapidly communicated, processed and transmit... Read More about Rich Pictures: collaborative communication through icons.