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Communications and networking, Computing, Communications and ICT, Cultural policy and social change, Culture, Media, 'New' and digital media, Political economy, Political economy, Science and technology studies, Social entrepreneurship, Social policy

Dr Adam Fish PhD

Dr Adam Fish PhD

Lecturer

Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 592699

I am a social anthropologist of digital culture, business, and politics. I investigate the interface of economic and political power, cultural discourses and practices, and networked communication technologies. These interests coalesce into critical and ethnographic investigations into media industries and media activism.

Based on my ethnographic research into media companies in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, I am presently writing a book about the corporate myths of media "democratization" and internet and television convergence. 

In my present project I am investigating the politics of information infrastructures through ethnographic fieldwork with cloud computing companies, peer-to-peer banks, and "internet freedom" activists.

PhD Supervision Interests

I am happy to collaborate with students with any of the following research interests: cultural anthropology, digital culture, internet, television, journalism, social media, convergence, media industries, media activism, indigenous media, media policy, social justice movements, digital money, democracy, start-up culture, culture industries, critical theory, neoliberalism, ethnographic methods, the public sphere, and video and television production.

2014

Participations: dialogues on the participatory promise of contemporary culture and politics

Andrejevic, M., Banks, J., Campbell, J. E., Couldry, N., Fish, A., Hearn, A. & Ouellette, L. 2014 In: International Journal of Communication. 8, p. 1089–1106 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Participatory television: convergence, crowdsourcing, and neoliberalism

Fish, A. 09/2013 In: Communication, Culture, and Critique. 6, 3, p. 372-395 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Digital labor is the new killer app

Fish, A. & Srinivasan, R. 02/2012 In: New Media and Society. 14, 1, p. 137-152 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Governance of labor in digital video networks

Fish, A. 2011 iConference '11 Proceedings of the 2011 iConference. New York: ACM Press, p. 466-471 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Indigenous Digital Media and the History of the Internet on the Columbia Plateau

Fish, A. 2011 In: Journal of Northwest Anthropology. 45, 1, p. 91-114 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Film and Archaeology in the Indigenous and Industrial American West

Fish, A. 2011 In: Visual Anthropology. 24, 3, p. 246-265 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Revolutionary tactics, media ecologies, and repressive regimes

Srinivsan, R. & Fish, A. 2011 In: Public Culture. 23, 3, p. 505-510 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Birds of the internet: a field guide to understanding action, organization, and the governance of participation

Fish, A., Murillo, L., Nguyen, L., Panofsky, A. & Kelty, C. 2011 In: Journal of Cultural Economy. 4, 2, p. 157-187 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Internet Authorship: Social and Political Implications within Kyrgyzstan

Srinivasan, R. & Fish, A. 04/2009 In: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 14, 3, p. 559-580 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Indigenous Bodies in Colonial Courts: Anthropological Science and the (Physical) Law of the Remaining Human

Fish, A. 2006 In: Wicazo Sa Review . 21, 1, p. 77-95 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Native American sacred places and the language of capitalism

Fish, A. 2005 In: Future Anterior. 2, 1, p. 40-49 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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