The end of David Beer’s Thinking Culture blog

David Beer has decided to close his Thinking Culture blog – a shame, but understandable given his other commitments. He is using his expertise and enthusiasm to great effect at the Theory, Culture and Society blog.

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This is my 610th and final post on Thinking Culture. I’ve been running the blog for around 2 years and 4 months. This is a lot longer than I expected it to run when I first set it up. I originally set the blog up as a way to observe what I ended up calling ‘the politics of circulation‘, I was developing a book project at the time and I wanted to understand the folding-back of data into culture – including what became visible and what didn’t. The blog served it’s purpose, allowing me to see how content circulated, whilst also taking on a life of its own. I ended up averaging several posts a week and archiving all sorts of materials. Most of the posts curated interesting content that roughly related to culture, but I also added longer posts on things I had read, academic practices…

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