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Dr Michael Liegl

Dr Michael Liegl

Senior Research Associate

Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 592805

Research Interests

My work focuses on the interplay of technology, spatial organization and social relations. In my Phd dissertation 'Digital Cornerville' I studied the impact of ubiquitous computing, filesharing, and network technologies as well as the very notion of 'network' within the organization of an urban artistic community and its audio-visual practices. I especially focused on the layering and hybridization of online and offline collaboration. I further pursue this interest in hybrid spaces in studying the place making practices of digitally mobile creative freelancers and in location based social networks such as the GPS enabled smartphone dating app grindr. Currently, I work as a research associate in a work package on social, legal and ethical implications of IT supported emergency response in the Bridge project (Bridging resources and agencies in large-scale emergency management) http:/bridgeproject.eu/en.

In Press

Raum am Draht: Empirische Beobachtungen zur Soziologie der mediatisierten Anmache am Fallbeispiel von grindr

Liegl, M. & Stempfhuber, M. 09/2014 E<3Motion: Intimität in Medienkulturen. Hahn, K. (ed.). Wiesbaden: Springer, (Medienkulturen im digitalen Zeitalter)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Collective intelligence in crises

Buscher, M. & Liegl, M. 2014 Social collective intelligence: combining the powers of humans and machines. Stewart, J. (ed.). Springer, (Computational Social Sciences Series)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2014

Nomadicity and the care of place: on the aesthetic and affective organization of space in freelance creative work

Liegl, M. 04/2014 In: Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 23, 2, p. 163-183 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Connected communities in crises

Buscher, M. & Liegl, M. 2014 In: IEEE STC Social Networking E-Letter. 2, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Is the research medium the message?: on the performativity of media within social research

Liegl, M. & Wagner, E. 12/2013 In: Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory. 14, 3, p. 241-245 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Media assemblages, ethnographic vis-ability and the enactment of video in sociological research

Liegl, M. & Schindler, L. 4/12/2013 In: Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory. 14, 3, p. 254-270 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Praxisgeschulte Sehfertigkeit: Zur Fundierung audiovisueller Verfahren in der visuellen Soziologie

Schindler, L. & Liegl, M. 2013 In: Soziale Welt. 64, 1-2, p. 51-69 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Die Sorge um den Raum: Mediale Ortlosigkeit und Dispositve der Verortung

Liegl, M. 1/05/2011 In: testcard. p. 182-189 8 p.25

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Digital Cornerville: Technische Leidenschaft und musikalische Vergemeinschaftung in New York

Liegl, M. 15/11/2010 Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius. 360 p. (Qualitative Soziologie; vol. 12)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  • Sorge um den Raum

    22/09/2011
    Review of my article "Sorge um den Raum" in Special issue of Journal "testcard" on new forms of emplacing: "access denied: ortsverschiebungen in der realen und virtuellen gegenwart".  ... Read more»
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