Reading list

This pages details what will be read for the monthly Platform Pedagogies reading group. The accompanying minutes from the meetings can be found on my blog section.

Readings 2021

Meeting 27 – September 27

Owens, K. & Lenhart, A. (2021). The Unseen Teen. Data & Society.

Meeting 26 – August 16

Crawford, K. (2021). Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press:

  • Introduction (pp1-23)
  • Chapter four: Classification (pp123-151)
  • Chapter six: State (pp181-211)

Meeting 25 – July 19

Coded Bias. 2020. [film] Directed by S. Kantayya. Los Gatos, CA: Netflix.

Meeting 24 – June 21

Bridges, L. E. (2021). Digital failure: Unbecoming the “good” data subject through entropic, fugitive, and queer data. Big Data & Society.

Striphas, T. (2015). Algorithmic culture. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 18(4-5), 395-412.

Meeting 23 – May 20

Barassi, V. (2020). Child Data Citizen: How Tech Companies are Profiling Us from Before Birth. MIT Press.:

Chapter four: Educational Data (pages 96-125).

Pierlejewski, M. (2020). The data-doppelganger and the cyborg-self: Theorising the datafication of education. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 28(3), 463-475.

Meeting 22 – April 29

Kerssens, N., & Dijck, J. V. (2021). The platformization of primary education in The Netherlands. Learning, Media and Technology, 1-14.

Edwards, S. (2021). Digital play and technical code: what new knowledge formations are possible?. Learning, Media and Technology, 1-14.

Meeting 21 – March 4

Milan, S., Treré, E., and Masiero, S. (Eds). (2021). COVID-19 from the Margins. Theory on Demand, 40:

Milan, S., Treré, E., and Masiero, S. Introduction: COVID-19 seen from the land of the otherwise (page 14-24)

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Van Doorn, N., Mos, E., Bosma, J. Chapter 10: Disrupting “business as usual: COVID-19 and platform labour (page 79-84).

Lupton, D. (2020). Contextualising COVID-19: Sociocultural Perspectives on Contagion.The Coronavirus Crisis: Social Perspectives. London: Routledge, Forthcoming.

Meeting 20 – February 5

This was a meetup to discuss plans for the upcoming year. There was no set reading.

Readings 2020

Meeting 19 – November 12

Dencik, L., Hintz, A., Redden, J., and Trere, E. (2019) ‘Exploring Data Justice: Conceptions, Applications and Directions’, Information, Communication and Society, 22 (7), 873-881.

Milan, S., and Treré, E. (2019) ‘Big Data from the South(s): Beyond Data Universalism’, Television & New Media, 20 (4), 319-335.Dencik, L. (2018) ‘Surveillance realism and the politics of imagination: is there no alternative?’, Krisis: Journal for Contemporary Philosophy, 2018 (1), 31-43.

Meeting 18 – October 15D’Ignazio, C., & Klein, L. F. (2020), Data feminism, Cambridge, MA. MIT Press (Chapter one: The power chapter, chapter two: Collect, analyze, imagine, teach, and chapter five: Unicorns, Janitors, Ninjas, Wizards, and Rock Stars. Principle: embrace pluralism).

Meeting 17 – September 17

Fisher, M. (2009) Capitalist realism: Is There No Alternative?, John Hunt Publishing (chapter one: It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism).

Sadowski, J. (2019) ‘When Data is Capital: Datafication, Accumulation, and Extraction’. Big Data & Society, 6 (1), pp1-12.

D’Ignazio, C., & Klein, L. F. (2020) Data feminism, Cambridge, MA. MIT Press (Introduction: Why data science needs feminism, and chapter five: Unicorns, Janitors, Ninjas, Wizards, and Rock Stars. Principle: embrace pluralism).

Meeting 16 – August 13Williamson, B. & Hogan, A. (2020) ‘Commercialisation and Privatisation in/of Education in the Context of Covid-19’, Education International.

Meeting 15 – July 16

Kukutai, T., & Taylor, J. (Eds.). (2016) Indigenous data sovereignty: Toward an agenda (Vol. 38), ANU Press. – (Appendix 1.1, chapter 2, and chapter 5).

Meeting 14 – June 18

Kitchin, R. (2014) ‘Big Data, New Epistemologies and Paradigm Shifts’, Big Data & Society, 1 (1), 1-12.

There was also a post-hoc email discussion of data as a concept to be read for this meeting, which can be found here.

Meeting 13 – May 21

Daly, A., Devitt, S. K., & Mann, M. (2019) Good Data, Amsterdam, Institute of Network Cultures (chapters 3, 8, & 12).

Meeting 12 – April 23

Zerilli, Linda M.G. (2005) “We Feel Our Freedom”: Imagination and Judgment in the Thought of Hannah Arendt, Political Theory,  33 (2), 158–188.

Mazé, R. (2016), Design and the future: Temporal politics of ‘making a difference’, in Smith, R. C., Vangkilde, K. T., Kjærsgaard, M. G., Otto, T., Halse, J., & Binder, T. (Eds.), Design Anthropological Futures, London, Bloomsbury Publishing.

Meeting 11 – March 26

Andrejevic, M. (2019). Automated Media. Routledge (chapters 1, 3, & 7).

Meeting 10 – February 27

Morozov, E. (2019) ‘Digital Socialism? The Calculation Debate in the Age of Big Data’, New Left Review, 116/117, 33-67.

Readings 2019

Meeting 9 – November 28

This meeting was dedicated to the concept of user ‘personas’ in apps, drawing from the Dieter et al (2019) article from meeting 8. It was intended to be a practical exercise through the Smiling Mind app, thus there was no specific reading.

Meeting 8 – October 31

Dieter, M., Gerlitz, C., Helmond, A., Tkacz, N., van der Vlist, F. N., & Weltevrede, E. (2019) ‘Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions’, Social Media + Society.

Mathias D. (2019) ‘Researching Educational Apps: Ecologies, Technologies, Subjectivities and Learning Regimes, Learning’, Media and Technology.

Meeting 7 – September 26

Gray, M.L., & Suri, S. (2019) Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley From Building a New Global Underclass, Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Ross, A. (2008) The New Geography of Work: Power to The Precarious?. Theory, Culture, and Society. 25 (7-8), 31-49. 

Schor, J., Fitzmaurice, C., Carfagna, L., Attwood-Charles, W., & Dubois Poteat E. (2016) Paradoxes Of Openness and Distinction in The Sharing Economy, Poetics, (54), 66-81.

Meeting 6 – August 15

Jurgenson, N. (2019) The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media, London: Verso.

PDF and Word document of this meeting.  

Meeting 5 – July 4

Minassian, H.T. (2018). Drawing Video Game Mental Maps: From Emotional Games to Emotions of Play. Cartographic Perspectives. (91), 47–62.

Nemorin, S. (2017). Affective capture in digital school spaces and the modulation of student subjectivities. Emotion, Space & Society. (24), 11-18.

Paasonen, Susanna, Hillis, Ken and Petit, Michael, Introduction: Networks of Transmission: Intensity, Sensation, Value. In Ken Hillis, Susanna Paasonen and Michael Petit (eds.), Networked Affect. Cambridge: MIT Press 2015, 1–24.

Meeting 4 – June 6

Zuboff, S. (2019). The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the NewFrontier of Power New York: Profile Books.

Bradbury, A. (2018). Datafied at four: The role of data in the ‘schoolification’ of early childhood education in England. Learning, Media and Technology. doi:10.1080/17439884.2018.1511577​

Manolev, J., Sullivan, A., & Slee, R. (2019). The datafication of discipline: ClassDojo, surveillance and a performative classroom culture. Learning, Media and Technology, 44(1), 36-51.

Rennie, E., Schmieder, K., Thomas, J., Howard, S. K., Ma, J., & Yang, J. (2019). Privacy and app use in Australian primary schools: insights into school-based Internet governance. Media International Australia, 1-12. doi:i1.o0r.g1/107.171/1737/2193829787X8X1918982288368

Selwyn, N. (2016). ‘There’s so much data’: Exploring the realities of data-based school governance. European Educational Research Journal, 15(1), 54-68. ​

DiGiacimo, D., Zacher Pandya, J. & Sefton-Green, J., Platform pedagogies: How the “platformization“ of education is pedagogicizing home-school relations​ (Draft)

Williamson, B. (2017). Learning in the “platform society”: Disassembling an educational data assemblage. Research in Education, 98(1), 59–82. doi:10.1177/0034523717723389

Kumar, Priya C., Jessica Vitak, Marshini Chetty, and Tamara L. Clegg. 2019. The Platformization of the Classroom: Teachers as Surveillant Consumers. Surveillance & Society 17(1/2): 145-152.  https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/index | ISSN: 1477-7487

Meeting 2 – March 28

Bucher, T. (2018). If…then: Algorithmic Power and Politics.Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Meeting 1 – Feb 28

Gillespie, T. (2010). The politics of ‘platforms’. New Media and Society12(3), 347-364.

Plantin, J. C., Lagoze, C., Edwards, P., & Sandvig, C. (2018). Infrastructure studies meet platform studies in the age of Google and Facebook. New Media & Society20(1), 293-310.

2018

Bradbury, A. (2018). Datafied at four: The role of data in the ‘schoolification’ of early childhood education in England. Learning, Media and Technology, 44(1), 7-21.

Gillespie, T. (2010). The politics of ‘platforms’. New Media & Society, 12(3), 347-364. 

Jarke, J., & Breiter, A. Editorial: the datafication of education. Learning, Media and Technology, 44(1), 1-6.

Kumar, Priya C., Jessica Vitak, Marshini Chetty, and Tamara L. Clegg. 2019. The Platformization of the Classroom: Teachers as Surveillant Consumers. Surveillance & Society 17(1/2): 145-152.

Manolev, J., Sullivan, A., & Slee, R. (2019). The datafication of discipline: ClassDojo, surveillance and a performative classroom culture. Learning, Media and Technology, 44(1), 36-51.

Means, A. J. (2018). Platform learning and on-demand labor: Sociotechnical projections on the future of education and work. Learning, Media and Technology, 43(3), 326–338.

Rennie, E., Schmieder, K., Thomas, J., Howard, S. K., Ma, J., & Yang, J. (2019). Privacy and app use in Australian primary schools: insights into school-based Internet governance. Media International Australia, 1-12.

Selwyn, N. (2016). ‘There’s so much data’: Exploring the realities of data-based school governance. European Educational Research Journal, 15(1), 54-68. ​

Srnicek, N. (2017). Platform Capitalism. Malden, MA: Polity Press.

van Ryn, L., Apperley, T., & Clemens, J. (2019). Avatar economies: affective investment from game to platform. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 1-16.

Williamson, B. (2017). Learning in the “platform society”: Disassembling an educational data assemblage. Research in Education, 98(1), 59–82.

Williamson, B. (2017). Decoding ClassDojo: Psycho-policy, social-emotional learning and persuasive educational technologies. Learning, Media and Technology, 42(4), 440-453. 

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