A brief summary of ontological security

ontological security is a sense of stability that emerges in response to the need to experience oneself as a whole, continuous person in time rather than constantly changing.

5 things I think about writing and publishing (academically speaking)

For me, writing isn’t easy. I don’t publish very much, partly because it is difficult. Here are some things I think about publishing (at least at this stage of the game) 

metaphors of internet: coming soon to a bookshelf near you!

The Internet has disappeared. This exceptional book brings it back into focus – through richly illustrated histories, artworks, and reflections. Metaphors of Internet – Ways of Being in the Age of Ubiquity is now available

qualitative research is….

qualitative research is….

Qualitative research involves the logics of both inductive and deductive thinking. These are not binary opposite concepts, but rather moments, cycles of thinking and sensemaking.

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Annette Markham


Annette Markham is Professor of Media and Communication and Co-Director of the world-renowned Digital Ethnography Research Center (DERC) at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She also holds a fractional appointment as Professor MSO at Information Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark. She researches identity, relationships, and cultural formations in digitally saturated socio-technical contexts. Well known for her work on innovative methodologies and ethics for digital research. Founder of the international Future Making Research Consortium (futuremaking.space) and the Skagen Institute, which hosts an annual workshop and PhD course on Transgressive Methods. Full Curriculum Vitae here.