We’re postponing this week’s TCRG until I hear back regarding the GSA’s room booking. The reading for next week will be Bissel’s ‘Mobile testimony in the information age’. This will be Tuesday the 21st of August at 4.30pm, and I will email later this week with details of the room booking when I hear back.
Bissel’s piece deals with the issue of travel reviews and travel writing shifting from authorities of travel to being dissimulated amongst the general population of “Web 2.0” travel reviewers. While the piece focuses on travel as its case study, the theory seems applicable to the general cases of citizen reviews online, insofar as it deals with the moving of review cultures from outside of those in a privileged journalistic position. The piece covers material for those interested in social networking, materiality, and affect, and would probably benefit from further postcolonialist critique.