Note: There are plenty more articles that I have written in Swedish.
Academic articles in English
“The Pirate Bay and the ethos of sharing” in Hadzi, Adnan et al. (2006) Deptford.TV Diaries. London: Openmute Publishing
“The metamorphosis of music-listening and the (alleged) obliteration of the aura”, in Hassan and Tessler (eds, 2010) Sounds of the Overground – Selected papers from a postgraduate colloquium on ubiquitous music and music in everyday life. Turku, Finland: International Institute for Popular Culture [pdf available here]
“The fantasy of cultural control, and the crisis of distribution” in Hadzi, Adnan et al. (2008) Deptford.TV Diaries volume II: Pirate Strategies. London: Openmute Publishing
“For the good of the net: The Pirate Bay as strategic sovereign” in Culture Machine, Pirate Philosophy issue (2009) peer-reviewed journal, London [pdf available here]
Forthcoming: “The Pirate Bay: Not necessarily an intervention” in Kevin Howley (ed, 2011) Media Interventions (New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing)
“1999 > 1968 ?”
The politics of the net contain the remedy to its own inherent populism. These politics are arguably more about an “us-against-us” than an “us-against-them”. In this article, I use the trope of 1968 in a more pessimistic than optimistic sense, focusing on the hedonism and libertarianism of this era. 29/4 2009
“Facebook, ‘til death do us apart”
Facebook makes visible the futility of life, but also the marvel that appears in-between the banalities. What happens when we die and leave behind pages on the social networks? 5/2 2008
“Supervision without the promised security”
The harsh legal stronghold besieging our digital commons, that leading European politicians are currently arguing for, is not only putting the personal integrity of citizens at risk – it is also symptomatic for how allegedly democratic measures can in effect be jeopardizing democracy. What is worse, it is a strategy which cannot keep what it promises, thus amounting to hypocrisy. 24/1 2006
Learning resources: “Some notes on Internet and media history” (4/12 2007); a posting on “Information aesthetics and usability” (30/10 2008); and more recently, a posting based on The Economist‘s recognition that the new media landscape favours the obscure and the most popular, but rarely the middle category of “near-hits” or “mid-list” titles (6/12 2009).
Please check my academic blog The Liquidculture Notebook for more articles on the subject of media, society and modernity.
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