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Dr Alistair Brown | Associate lecturer in English Literature; researching video games and literature

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Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more


Using Web Automation Tools to Collate Impact Evidence from Social Media

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Drawing on my experiences as editor of READ, I've published a little piece over at the LSE Impact Blog, on gathering impact evidence from social media. Here is the blurb:
With such diffuse streams of web activity and academic engagement, there is a great need for simple ways to capture and record this valuable data, whether for personal use or reporting purposes. Alistair Brown provides an overview on useful automation tools that streamline the process. Over time, depending on the scope of your search and social media activity, setting up these feedback loops can be a relatively straightforward way to collating all online discussions as a method of proving impact and relevance.
Head on over to the blog to read the full article.

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