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Dr Phillip Brooker

Lecturer in Sociology Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

Publications

2020

Just what are we doing when we're describing AI? Harvey Sacks, the commentator machine, and the descriptive politics of the new artificial intelligence (Journal article)

Mair, M., Brooker, P., Dutton, W., & Sormani, P. (2020). Just what are we doing when we're describing AI? Harvey Sacks, the commentator machine, and the descriptive politics of the new artificial intelligence. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH. doi:10.1177/1468794120975988

DOI: 10.1177/1468794120975988

Just what are we doing when we’re describing AI? Harvey Sacks, the commentator machine, and the descriptive politics of the new artificial intelligence (Journal article)

Mair, M., Brooker, P., Dutton, W., & Sormani, P. (n.d.). Just what are we doing when we’re describing AI? Harvey Sacks, the commentator machine, and the descriptive politics of the new artificial intelligence. Qualitative Research, 146879412097598. doi:10.1177/1468794120975988

DOI: 10.1177/1468794120975988

Harvey Sacks, the Commentator Machine and the 'New' Artificial Intelligence (Conference Paper)

Mair, M., Brooker, P., Dutton, W., & Sormani, P. (2020). Harvey Sacks, the Commentator Machine and the 'New' Artificial Intelligence. In American Sociological Association. San Francisco, USA.

Using Twitter Data to Learn About Algorithms: A 'Proof of Concept' for Computational Grounded Theory (Conference Paper)

Watson, P., Brooker, P., Clarke, M., & Slight, H. (2020). Using Twitter Data to Learn About Algorithms: A 'Proof of Concept' for Computational Grounded Theory. In American Sociological Association. San Francisco.

Broadening Exposure to Socio-Political Opinions via a Pushy Smart Home Device (Journal article)

Feltwell, T., Wood, G., Brooker, P., Rowland, S., Baumer, E. P. S., Long, K., . . . Lawson, S. (2020). Broadening Exposure to Socio-Political Opinions via a Pushy Smart Home Device. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19 2019.

2019

Programming with Python for Social Scientists (Book)

Brooker, P. D. (2019). Programming with Python for Social Scientists. London: SAGE Publications Ltd..

My Unexpectedly Militant Bots: A Case for Programming-as-Social-Science (Journal article)

Brooker, P. D. (2019). My Unexpectedly Militant Bots: A Case for Programming-as-Social-Science. The Sociological Review, 67(6), 1228-1248. doi:10.1177/0038026119840988

DOI: 10.1177/0038026119840988

The New Ghosts in the Machine: ‘Pragmatist’ AI and the Conceptual Perils of Anthropomorphic Description (Journal article)

Brooker, P., Dutton, W., & Mair, M. D. (2019). The New Ghosts in the Machine: ‘Pragmatist’ AI and the Conceptual Perils of Anthropomorphic Description. Ethnographic Studies, 16, 272-298. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3459327

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3459327

Designing Second-Screening Experiences for Social Co-Selection and Critical Co-Viewing of Reality TV (Journal article)

Feltwell, T., Woodq, G., Rowland, S., Long, K. S., Elsden, C., Brooker, P., . . . Lawson, S. (2019). Designing Second-Screening Experiences for Social Co-Selection and Critical Co-Viewing of Reality TV. CHI'19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Designing Second-Screening Experiences for Social Co-Selection and Critical Co-Viewing of Reality TV (Conference Paper)

Feltwell, T., Wood, G., Rowland, S., Long, K. S., Elsden, C., Brooker, P., . . . Machinery, A. C. (2019). Designing Second-Screening Experiences for Social Co-Selection and Critical Co-Viewing of Reality TV. In CHI 2019: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2019 CHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS. doi:10.1145/3290605.3300300

DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300300

Programming Visuals, Visualising Programs (Journal article)

Brooker, P. D., Sharrock, W., & Greiffenhagen, C. (2019). Programming Visuals, Visualising Programs. Science and Technology Studies, 32(1), 21-42. doi:10.23987/sts.61020

DOI: 10.23987/sts.61020

2018

Doing Stigma: Online Commenting Around Weight-Related News Media (Journal article)

Brooker, P. D., Barnett, J., Vines, J., Lawson, S., Feltwell, T., & Long, K. (2018). Doing Stigma: Online Commenting Around Weight-Related News Media. New Media and Society, 20(9), 3201-3222. doi:10.1177/1461444817744790

DOI: 10.1177/1461444817744790

Evaluation of Collaborative Consumption of Food Delivery Services Through Web Mining Techniques (Journal article)

Correa, J. C., Garzon, W., Brooker, P. D., Sakarkar, G., Carranza, S. A., Yunado, L., & Rincon, A. (n.d.). Evaluation of Collaborative Consumption of Food Delivery Services Through Web Mining Techniques. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services.

Rethinking Engagement with Online News through Social and Visual Co-Annotation (Journal article)

Wood, G., Long, K., Feltwell, T., Rowland, S., Brooker, P. D., Mahoney, J., . . . Lawson, S. (2018). Rethinking Engagement with Online News through Social and Visual Co-Annotation. CHI 2018 - 2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Researching with Twitter timeline data: A demonstration via "everyday" socio-political talk around welfare provision (Journal article)

Brooker, P., Barnett, J., Vines, J., Lawson, S., Feltwell, T., Long, K., & Wood, G. (2018). Researching with Twitter timeline data: A demonstration via "everyday" socio-political talk around welfare provision. BIG DATA & SOCIETY, 5(1). doi:10.1177/2053951718766624

DOI: 10.1177/2053951718766624

Reflections on Programming-as-Social-Science as a Hybrid Study (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D. (2018). Reflections on Programming-as-Social-Science as a Hybrid Study. In New Directions in Ethnomethodology. University of Liverpool in London.

2017

The value of social media data: Integrating crowd capabilities in evidence-based policy (Journal article)

Panagiotopoulos, P., Bowen, F., & Brooker, P. (2017). The value of social media data: Integrating crowd capabilities in evidence-based policy. Government Information Quarterly, 34(4), 601-612. doi:10.1016/j.giq.2017.10.009

DOI: 10.1016/j.giq.2017.10.009

What would Wittgenstein say about social media? (Journal article)

Brooker, P., Dutton, W., & Greiffenhagen, C. (2017). What would Wittgenstein say about social media?. Qualitative Research, 17(6), 610-626. doi:10.1177/1468794117713058

DOI: 10.1177/1468794117713058

Counter-Discourse Activism on Social Media: The Case of Challenging “Poverty Porn” Television (Journal article)

Feltwell, T., Vines, J., Salt, K., Blythe, M., Kirman, B., Barnett, J., . . . Lawson, S. (2017). Counter-Discourse Activism on Social Media: The Case of Challenging “Poverty Porn” Television. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 26(3), 345-385. doi:10.1007/s10606-017-9275-z

DOI: 10.1007/s10606-017-9275-z

Bauman? On Ethnomethodology? (Internet publication)

Brooker, P. D. (2017). Bauman? On Ethnomethodology?. The Sociological Review Blog. Retrieved from https://www.thesociologicalreview.com/

"I’ve been manipulated!”: Designing second screen experiences for critical viewing of reality TV (Journal article)

Feltwell, T., Wood, G., Long, K., Brooker, P. D., Schofield, T., Petridis, I., . . . Lawson, S. (2017). "I’ve been manipulated!”: Designing second screen experiences for critical viewing of reality TV. CHI ‘17 Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2252-2263.

Could you define that in bot terms?: Requesting, creating and using bots on Reddit (Journal article)

Long, K., Vines, J., Sutton, S., Brooker, P. D., Feltwell, T., Kirman, B., . . . Lawson, S. (2017). Could you define that in bot terms?: Requesting, creating and using bots on Reddit. CHI ‘17 Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 3488-3500.

2016

Where is the 'Alt-Left' on Social Media? (Internet publication)

Brooker, P., & Barnett, J. (2016). Where is the 'Alt-Left' on Social Media?. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/uk

Doing social media analytics (Journal article)

Brooker, P., Barnett, J., & Cribbin, T. (2016). Doing social media analytics. Big Data & Society, 3(2), 1-12. doi:10.1177/2053951716658060

DOI: 10.1177/2053951716658060

#notracist: Exploring racism denial talk on Twitter (Chapter)

Sharma, S., & Brooker, P. D. (2016). #notracist: Exploring racism denial talk on Twitter. In J. Daniels, K. Gregory, & T. McMillan Cottom (Eds.), Digital Sociologies. Policy Press.

Collaborative Music-Making with Digital Audio Workstations: The “nth Member” as a Heuristic Device for Understanding the Role of Technologies in Audio Composition (Journal article)

Brooker, P., & Sharrock, W. (2016). Collaborative Music-Making with Digital Audio Workstations: The “nth Member” as a Heuristic Device for Understanding the Role of Technologies in Audio Composition. Symbolic Interaction, 39(3), 463-483. doi:10.1002/symb.238

DOI: 10.1002/symb.238

Everyday Socio-Political Talk in Twitter Timelines: A Longitudinal Approach to Social Media Analytics (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D., Vines, J., Barnett, J., Feltwell, T., & Lawson, S. (2016). Everyday Socio-Political Talk in Twitter Timelines: A Longitudinal Approach to Social Media Analytics. In 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society. Goldsmiths University London.

You Have to Say Something But You Can’t Say Anything: Twitter and the Inability to Articulate the Abject (Conference Paper)

Fellenor, L. J., & Brooker, P. D. (2016). You Have to Say Something But You Can’t Say Anything: Twitter and the Inability to Articulate the Abject. In Affect and Social Media Symposium. University of East London, London.

2015

Debating Poverty Porn on Twitter: Social Media as a Place for Everyday Socio-Political Talk (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D., Vines, J., Sutton, S., Barnett, J., Feltwell, T., & Lawson, S. (2015). Debating Poverty Porn on Twitter: Social Media as a Place for Everyday Socio-Political Talk. In CHI ‘15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 3177-3186). Seoul Republic of Korea: ACM. doi:10.1145/2702123.2702291

DOI: 10.1145/2702123.2702291

Online Talk Around Obesity-Related News Media: Connecting Information Delivery with Public Perceptions (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D., Barnett, J., Vines, J., Feltwell, T., & Lawson, S. (2015). Online Talk Around Obesity-Related News Media: Connecting Information Delivery with Public Perceptions. In 3rd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference. Reykjavik, Iceland.

2014

#notracist: Multi-Hashtags and Ambient Race Talk on Twitter (Conference Paper)

Sharma, S., & Brooker, P. D. (2014). #notracist: Multi-Hashtags and Ambient Race Talk on Twitter. In Digital Discrimination and Social Networks International Conference. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Sala Mirador.

Chorus as a Tool for Facilitating Learning in Social Media Analytics (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D. (2014). Chorus as a Tool for Facilitating Learning in Social Media Analytics. In Higher Education Academy Social Sciences Learning and Teaching Summit. Manchester Macdonald Conference Centre.

User-Driven Data Capture: Locating and Analysing Twitter Conversation about Cystic Fibrosis Without Keywords (Chapter)

Brooker, P. D., Barnett, J., Cribbin, T., Lang, A., & Martin, J. (2014). User-Driven Data Capture: Locating and Analysing Twitter Conversation about Cystic Fibrosis Without Keywords. In SAGE Cases in Methodology. SAGE.

Using Digital Data to Respecify the Quant/Qual Divide (Chapter)

Brooker, P. D. (2014). Using Digital Data to Respecify the Quant/Qual Divide. In Social Media in Social Research: Blogs on Blurring the Boundaries (pp. 103-107). UK: Pressbooks Virtual Publication.

We Who Wait (Chapter)

Brooker, P. D. (2014). We Who Wait. In Social Media in Social Research: Blogs on Blurring the Boundaries (pp. 123-127). UK: Pressbooks Virtual Publication.

2013

Chorus: A Methodological Toolkit for Qual and Quant Social Media Research (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D. (2013). Chorus: A Methodological Toolkit for Qual and Quant Social Media Research. In New Social Media, New Social Science?: One Year On. Royal Statistical Society, London.

Collaborative Music-Making with Virtual Studio Software (and Technological Requirements for the Ethnomethodological Study of it) (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D. (2013). Collaborative Music-Making with Virtual Studio Software (and Technological Requirements for the Ethnomethodological Study of it). In The 11th Conference of the International Insitute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. Wilfred Laurier University.

Remixing Music Together: The Use and Abuse of Virtual Studio Software as a Hobby (Chapter)

Brooker, P. D., & Sharrock, W. (2013). Remixing Music Together: The Use and Abuse of Virtual Studio Software as a Hobby. In M. Rouncefield, & P. Tolmie (Eds.), Ethnomethodology at Play (pp. 135-155). London: Ashgate.

2011

The "Space Between": Moving from Dependant Learning to Independent Doing in Laser Optics and Astrophysics (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D., & Greiffenhagen, C. (2011). The "Space Between": Moving from Dependant Learning to Independent Doing in Laser Optics and Astrophysics. In The 10th Conference of the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Videoing "Seeing" in the Work of Astrophysics Programming (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D. (2011). Videoing "Seeing" in the Work of Astrophysics Programming. In Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation. University of Oxford, UK.

2010

Studying Astrophysicists-in-Action: The Use of Video in STS (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D., & Greiffenhagen, C. (2010). Studying Astrophysicists-in-Action: The Use of Video in STS. In 2010 Conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology. University of Trento, Italy.

2009

The Verifiability of Ethical Practice in Software Design (Conference Paper)

Brooker, P. D., & Watson, P. (2009). The Verifiability of Ethical Practice in Software Design. In 4th Annual Ethnography Symposium. University of Liverpool Management School.

2006

Have We Even Solved the First 'Big Data Challenge'?: Practical Issues Concerning Data Collection and Visual Representation for Social Media Analytics (Chapter)

Brooker, P. D., Barnett, J., Cribbin, T., & Sharma, S. (2006). Have We Even Solved the First 'Big Data Challenge'?: Practical Issues Concerning Data Collection and Visual Representation for Social Media Analytics. In S. Roberts, H. Snee, C. Hine, Y. Morey, & H. Watson (Eds.), Digital Methods for Social Science: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Research Innovation (pp. 34-50). London: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137453662_3

DOI: 10.1057/9781137453662_3