Words

A non-exhaustive collection of things I have written or said.


Conversations

Tech culture, unions and the blind spot of meritocracy
a conversation with Xavier Denis for Notes From Below (March 30, 2018)
Corbynism and The Youth Wing
a conversation with Lara McNeill and Daniel Frost for New Socialist (March 28, 2018)
Democratic Start-ups for the Public Good
a conversation with Hettie O'Brien, Tom Mills and Dan Hind for the Media Democracy podcast (March 9, 2018)

Non-academic writing

Labour's New Economics Conference: Part Three, Housing Session
for New Socialist (February 24, 2018)
Labour's New Economics Conference: Part Two, Digital Session
for New Socialist (February 21, 2018)
Silicon Inquiry
for Notes From Below (January 29, 2018) — republished by openDemocracy
Labour's Digital Strategy is a Missed Opportunity
for New Socialist (December 17, 2017)
Social Murder, Productivity Crisis & Irresponsible Technology Policy: The 2017 Budget
for New Socialist (November 25, 2017; co-written with Tom Gann and Kyle Geraghty)
The Inevitability of the Gig Economy
for New Socialist (November 19, 2017)
Stitch Fix is the future of humanity
on Medium (October 29, 2017)
Review: Young Marx at Bridge Theatre
on Medium (October 19, 2017)
Don't put your faith in Uber
on Medium (September 22, 2017)
I can’t read your slides
on Medium (September 8, 2017)
Paul Graham blocked me on Twitter
for Code Like A Girl (August 17, 2017)
What I wish I had known
for Code Like A Girl (June 30, 2017)
EndorsementDB: Predicting the U.S. election without polls
for Data Driven Journalism (November 11, 2016)

Academic papers (from a long time ago)

What’s in a Name? Using First Names as Features for Gender Inference in Twitter
Co-authored with Derek Ruths for Network Dynamics lab. I presented this at the AAAI Spring Symposium Series in 2013 (my slides are on Speaker Deck).
Homophily and Latent Attribute Inference: Inferring Latent Attributes of Twitter Users from Neighbors
Co-authored with Derek Ruths and Faiyaz Al Zamal for Network Dynamics lab. Poster paper at the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) in 2012.
Using Social Media to Infer Gender Composition of Commuter Populations
Co-authored with Derek Ruths and Faiyaz Al Zamal for Network Dynamics lab. Workshop paper at the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) in 2012.
Digital Document Image Retrieval Using Optical Music Recognition
Co-authored with Andrew Hankinson, John Ashley Burgoyne, Gabriel Vigliensoni, Alastair Porter, Jessica Thompson, Remi Chiu, and Ichiro Fujinaga for DDMAL lab. Presented at the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) in 2012.
Diva: A Web-Based High-Resolution Digital Document Viewer
Co-authored with Andrew Hankinson, Laurent Pugin, and Ichiro Fujinaga for DDMAL lab. Presented at the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) in 2012.
Diva.js: A Continuous Document Viewing Interface
Co-authored with Andrew Hankinson, Laurent Pugin, and Ichiro Fujinaga for DDMAL lab. Published in The Code4Lib Journal in 2011.

Blog posts

Things that aren't worth submitting to a real publication or posting on Medium. Older (pre-2017) posts are primarily technical; newer posts are primarily non-technical. See this post for details.

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