Hi my name is Sophie Bishop.
I am the cusp of filing my PhD as I write this (this feels like tempting fate). I write about three primary themes:
– Visibility strategies, in other words self optimisation labours and folk-testing strategies.
– Understandings and perceptions of algorithms.
— The political economy of the new media ‘industry’, particulary on YouTube, including talent agents, private/ publicly funded vlogging events and the YouTube Space.