Category Archives: Student Perspectives

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Student Perspectives: Why Big Data and Democracy?

The Student Perspectives category collects posts written by current CityLIS students. Here, Emilio Sensale explores the connections between the digital revolution and democractic political systems and the impact of big data on people’s ability to exercise their own judgement without … Continue reading

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Student Perspectives: Lockdown, and What the Digital World Cannot yet Replace

The Student Perspectives category collects posts written by current CityLIS students. In this post, Nina Byrom considers how Floridi’s theory of digital proxies has become a reality in the context of Covid-19 but also looks at how lockdown has revealed … Continue reading

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Student Perspectives: Franco-Arabic and the Secret History of Writing

The Student Perspectives category collects posts written by current CityLIS students. This post is written by Mahmoud El-Shafey who considers the evolution of spoken and written Arabic. Mahmoud is on Twitter @MahmudElShafey. This post first appeared on Mahmoud’s blog https://maktabaman.com/2020/10/17/franco-arabic-and-the-secret-history-of-writing/ … Continue reading

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Student Perspectives: The Pleasure of the Record

Student Perspectives is our series of posts written by current CityLIS students. This post  is written by Tom Mason who looks at post-structuralist theories of documents and documentality. Tom is on Twitter:@tmoams Stack(ed against me) / One-Two, One-Two. I have … Continue reading

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Student Perspectives: How public libraries are using makerspace technology to allow their users to create and innovate

Student Perspectives is our series of posts written by current CityLIS students. This post is written by Ellena Moyse looks at the american innovation of the Makerspace in public libraries. Ellena is on Twitter:@ElleMoyse Makerspace (definition): “A place in which … Continue reading

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