First Monday

First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals solely devoted to research about the Internet. First Monday has published 1,580 papers in 242 issues, written by 2,189 different authors, over the past 20 years.

This month: July 2016
Rethinking civic computing in China
Civic computing research is concerned with the relationship of digital technologies to civic participation. This paper describes a qualitative study of Chinese mainland citizens who used technologies to understand and participate in political events, in particular the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement. A care of the self — in a Foucauldian sense — offers an alternative perspective for rethinking civic participation and computing.
Also this month
Big playerbase, big data: On data analytics methodologies and their applicability to studying multiplayer games and culture
This paper provides a case study of Valve Software’s multiplayer game Dota 2, presenting a number of approaches which draw on player data analytics. It explores the theoretical dimensions of porting analytics based approaches to studies of multiplayer videogames, charting perceived incompatibilities between analytics approaches and popular ontologies of play.



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