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Dr Michael Liegl

Dr Michael Liegl

Senior Research Associate

Bowland North
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

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:/


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


Digital Cornerville: Technische Leidenschaft und musikalische Vergemeinschaftung in New York

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

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  • Sorge um den Raum

    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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