Alison Harvey borrows concepts from critical architecture studies to argue that ‘active inactivity’ in dealing with toxic and hateful speech and action in the regulation of social media web sites functions as aggressive architecture, sidelining the concerns, needs, and well-being of Othered publics.Read more
Alison Harvey compares the appeal of slow and mundane Terrace House to the idle video game genre. She explores audiences’ move away from media’s demands of hyper-competitivity and self-actualization and suggests mainstream gaming increasingly includes pockets of idleness in its design.Read more
Just Saying No: Labour, Gender, and Refusal in Twitch Streaming
Alison Harvey / University of Leicester
Alison Harvey contextualizes Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins’ refusal to stream with female gamers within digital culture practices and historically gendered patterns of labour.