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Working Papers of the Communities & Culture Network+  (ISSN 2052-7268)

Vol.8, July 2016

Vol.7, March 2016

Vol.6, Oct 2015

Vol.5, April 2015

Vol.4, Oct 2014

Vol.3, April 2014

Vol.2, Oct 2013

Vol.1, April 2013


Other publications

Ardèvol, E. & Gómez Cruz, E. (2013). ‘Digital Ethnography and Media’, in  Darling-Wolf, F. (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies: Research Methods in Media Studies (Vol. 7). Wiley-Blackwell.

— (2012). ‘Digital technologies in the process of social research: theoretical and methodological reflections through virtual ethnography’, ‘n Knowledge Politics and Intercultural Dynamics. Actions, Innovations, Transformations. CIDOB/CEPAL: Barcelona.

Bassett, C. (2013). ‘Silence, Delirium Lies’, in  Lovink, G. &  Rasch, M. (eds), Unlike Us Reader: Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures,  pp.146-159.

Bassett, C. (2013), ‘Silence, Delirium, Lies’, First Monday, Vol. 18, No.3-4.

Bassett, C. & Fotopoulou, A. (2015), ‘Expertise: A Report and A Manifesto’. Convergence Vol.21, no.3, pp.328-342.

Bassett, C., Gómez Cruz, E. & Thornham, H., ‘Necessary expertise?’ Convergence, Aug 2015, Vol. 21, pp. 289-293.

Bassett, C., Steinmueller, E. & Voss, G. (2013), ‘Better Made Up: The Mutual Influence of Science Fiction and Innovation’. Nesta Working Paper Series No. 13/07.

Estalella, A. & Sanchez-Criado, T. (2015), ‘Experimental collaborations: An invocation for the redistribution of social research’. Convergence, Vol. 21, no.3, pp. 301-305.

Fotopoulou, A. (2013). ‘Remediating Politics: Brand(ed) New Sexualities and Real Bodies Online’. Journal of Lesbian Studies Vol. 17, 3-4, 2013, pp. 253-266.

Gómez Cruz, E. (2013b). ‘Trayectorias (sobre ruedas): un ensayo visual sobre los carritos de supermercado en la ciudad’. Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia Vol.2, No.2.

Gómez Cruz, E. (2013a). ‘Más allá del álbum fotográfico: (des)materializaciones y memoria en la fotografía digital’, in P. Vicente (Ed.), Álbum de familia (re)presentación, (re)creación e (in)materialidad de las fotografías familiares (pp. 175-182). Madrid: La Oficina.

Gómez Cruz, E. (2012).  ‘La fotografía digital como una estética sociotécnica: el caso de la Iphoneografía’. Aiesthesis 52: Santiago de Chile.

Gómez Cruz, E., & Ardèvol, E. (2013b). ‘Ethnography and the Field in Media(ted) Studies: A Practice Theory Approach’. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture Vol.9 no.3, pp.27-45.

Gómez Cruz, E. & Ardèvol, E. (2013a). ‘Performing Photography Practices in Everyday Life. Some ethnographic notes from a Flickr group’. Photographies 6 (1).

Gómez Cruz, E. & Thornham, H. (2015), ‘“Raw talent in the making”: Imaginary journeys, authorship and the discourses of expertise’. Convergence, Aug 2015, Vol. 21, no.3, pp. 314-327.

Hills, M. (2015), ‘The expertise of digital fandom as a ‘community of practice’: Exploring the narrative universe of Doctor Who’. Convergence, Aug 2015, Vol. 21, no.3, pp. 360-374.

Kennedy, H. and Moss, G. (2014, in preparation) ‘Can analytics be “really useful”?’ (for submission to Big Data and Society).

Kennedy, H.  et al. (2014, submitted) ‘The numbers do not speak for themselves: the rhetoric and practice of big data analysis’. Information Communication and Society.

Kubitschko, S. (2015), ‘Hackers’ media practices: Demonstrating and articulating expertise as interlocking arrangements’. Convergence, Aug 2015, Vol. 21, no.3, pp. 388-402.

Lepa, S., Hoklas, A.-K., Egermann, H. & Weinzierl, S., ‘Sound, materiality and embodiment challenges for the concept of ‘musical expertise’ in the age of digital mediatization’. Convergence, Aug 2015, Vol. 21, pp. 294-300

Meyer, E. T. (2015), ‘The expert and the machine: Competition or convergence?’. Convergence, Aug 2015, Vol. 21, no.3, pp. 306-313.

Moss et al. (2014, in preparation) ‘Enacting ‘the public’ through digital data: digital analytics and public engagement’ (for submission to Journal of Information Technology and Polity).

Mowlabocus, S., Harbottle, J., Tooke, B., Haslop, C. & Dasgupta, R. K. (2015), ‘“Because even the placement of a comma might be important”: Expertise, filtered embodiment and social capital in online sexual health promotion’. Convergence, Aug 2015, Vol. 21, no.3, pp. 375-387.

San-Cornelio, G., & Gómez Cruz, E. (2014). ‘Co-creation and Participation as a Means of Innovation in New Media:  An Analysis of Creativity in the Photographic Field’. International Journal of Communication Vol.8, pp.1-20.

Tait, E., MacLeod, M., Beel, D., Wallace, C., Mellish, C. & Taylor, S.(2013) ‘Linking to the past: an analysis of community digital heritage initiatives’. Aslib Proceedings Vol. 65 Iss: 6, pp.564 – 580.

Thornham, H. (2013) ‘Claiming ‘creativity’: discourse, ‘doctrine’ or participatory practice?International Journal of Cultural Policy, DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2013.865729.

Thornham, H. (2013) Digital Welfare Only Deepens the Class Divide. The Conversation, 8th July 2013:

Thornham, H. & McFarlane, A. (2014), ‘Claiming Content & Constructing Users: UGC and BBC Blast’, in Buckingham, D., Bragg S., & Kehily, M.J. (eds.) Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media (Palgrave MacMillan), p.186-201.

Thornham, H. & McFarlane, A. (2013) ‘Articulating Technology & Imagining the User: Generating gendered divides across media’ in Thornham, H. & Weissmann, E. (ed.) Renewing Feminism: Narratives, fantasies and futures. IBTauris.

Thornham, H. & Parry, K. (2014) ‘Constructing Communities:  The Community Centre as Contested Site’. Community Development Journal 49, pp.1-16.

Thornham, H.  & Popple, S. (ed.) (2013) Content Cultures: Transformations of user generated content in Public Service Broadcasting. IBTauris.

Thornham, H. & Weissmann (ed.) (2013) Renewing Feminism: Narratives, fantasies and futures. IBTauris.

Toft-Nielsen, C. & Norgard, R. T. (2015), ‘Expertise as gender performativity and corporeal craftsmanship: Towards a multilayered understanding of gaming expertise’. Convergence, Aug 2015, Vol. 21, no.3, pp. 343-359.

Townsend, L. (2015), ‘Cross Currents Workshop, Bangalore, India. Blog post, Leanne Townsend: Research,

Townsend, L., Wallace, C. & Fairhurst, G. (2015). ‘‘Stuck Out Here’: The Critical Role of Broadband for Remote Rural Places’. Scottish Geographical Journal Vol.131 (3-4)pp.171-180.

Townsend, L. C., Sathiaseelan, A., Fairhurst, G. & Wallace, C. (2013). ‘Enhanced broadband access as a solution to the social and economic problems of the rural digital divide’. Local Economy Vol.28 (6), pp. 580-595.

Vis, F. (2013) ‘A critical reflection on Big Data: Considering APIs, researchers and tools as data makers’. First Monday Vol.18 (10),

Wallace, C. D. (2013) ‘Disused loos and elbow grease break BT broadband monopoly’. The Conversation, 7th October 2013:

Wallace, C. D. (2012), ‘Can Information and Communications Technology Enhance Social Quality?’ International Journal of Social Quality 2 (2), pp.98-117.

Wallace, C. & Vincent, K., (2016, forthcoming). ‘Community wellbeing and information technology’, in Lee, S. J., Kim, Y. & Phillips, R. (eds.). Community Wellbeing and Community Development, Dordrecht: Springer.

Wallace, C. D., Vincent, K., Luguzan, C. T. & Talbot-Ponsonby, H. C. (2015). ‘Community Broadband Initiatives: what makes them successful and why?’. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, pp. 109-117.




Gómez Cruz, E. & Lehmuskallio, A. ‘Nordic Research Network for Digital Visuality and Communities and Culture Network+ collaboration on digital visuality’, 24th Jan 2014.

Thornham, H. ‘Digital welfare only deepens the class divide’, article in The Conversation, 8th July 2013.

Thornham, H. ‘You can’t write a CV on a smartphone – digital literacy is no help to unemployed youth’, The Conversation, 20th August 2014.

— ‘Engagement, Expertise and the Everyday or the Problems of a Tooling-Up Approach’. Communities in the Digital Age Symposium, 12th June 2013.

‘Vis, F. ‘The Transformative Potential of Gardening with Data’. Guest post on the Open Knowledge Foundation blog 18th July 2013.

Vis, F. et al. ‘Everyday Growing Cultures Toolkit‘. 3rd Feb 2014.

Wallace, C. & Vincent, K., ‘Community Broadband Initiatives‘, 19th Nov 2014.


February Symposium, 2013


MeCCSA 2013

  •  ‘No Such Thing as Community’: community’: mapping discourses of digital transformation and expectation in the cultural and civic spaces of Leeds (MeCCSA 2013 – Dr Helen Thornham & Dr Katy Parry, University of Leeds).


Discourses of Public Engagement Workshop, Sept 2013


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