home cooked theory

On love

Some people think love is the end of the road, and if you’re lucky enough to find it, you stay there. Other people say it just becomes a cliff you drive off, but most people who’ve been around awhile know it’s just a thing that changes day by day, and depending on how much you […]

Anti-social computing – some keywords on subjectivity

In the next few posts I will be sharing some notes from the zillions of workshops and brainstorming meetings I’ve been in lately. Most of them won’t make sense, but in the interests of transmitting entanglement, I want to record how much amazing thinking is happening around me, if not necessarily by me! fudge torque […]

Post traumatic reviewing disorder

Recently I finished a review essay of three books written by feminist scholars that I seriously admire. It was hard work, as the tone of the piece will make obvious, and I’m not quite happy with the conclusion. Since one of the lessons I learned in the books is that happiness is not an entitlement, […]

Updating papers

One of the little pleasures of rewriting is forcing yourself to add nuance and further examples to test your overall argument or theme. This week I’ve been trying to improve a paper I started roughly a year ago for a conference on surveillance in everyday life, one that I’ve already submitted for publication in an […]

On writing/life

When you are deep in a book, it’s my experience that you check out of life a little; to others you look like you’re there, but you’re never completely present. You try talking, but you can’t quite tune in; you try listening to people, but you can’t quite concentrate. You’re working harder than ever, but […]


Here are some finds from my amazing trip to Imperial Books this week. I am definitely in Hobart now: when the owner saw how many books I was buying, he gave me a discount and offered to walk me home carrying them. On our wander down Collins St I was sad to learn that the […]


At the start of July I started my 6 month ‘special study program’, the research leave previously known as sabbatical. After a month of overseas travel and conferencing I’m now in Tasmania, adjusting to the cold weather and slower pace of my home town. There is a rhythm to develop. When I’m not exploring the […]

Sydney MACS

On Wednesday I am planning the launch of Sydney MACS – a cross-institutional network of media and cultural studies researchers. This is another branch of the network I first started in Brisbane back in 2004 (remember?!), and which my mates Ellie and Jinna have now extended to Melbourne. This blurb from the Facebook group explains […]


I should have known weekly postings would be a bit ambitious. Some of you are probably wondering if I even came back from the US trip this month! Heh. I did, but there were quite a few reasons I would have been happy to stay. For those who’ve been following the thesis writing course, my […]

Between drinks

It’s been so long since I wrote here there’s not much chance of catching up. But having just hit the “finalise” button on a spreadsheet of 265 grades, maybe there is time for a bit of reflection. Plus, there is some news to share. This Wednesday will finally see the launch of The Affect Theory […]

keep looking »
  • @melgregg

    RT @CAMEo_UoL We'll be sharing extracts from .@melgregg's issue of #CAMEoCuts throughout the day. Here's the first snippet! pic.twitter.com/nzv1…

    About 16 hours ago · reply · retweet · favorite

  • Currently reading

    I Hate the Internet
  • Goodbye Islave