My virtual ethnography: an IVF blog

For a better view, try clicking on the full screen icon. Methodology I have gained some insight into online ethnography through Hine’s article and I wanted to see what he means by connective ethnography particularly the notion of “getting there” rather than “being there”,  how to allow the subjects to judge what is authentic, and [...]

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My ethnography progress so far

The plan: Search the field and connections – street art street art community street artist blogs street artist communities/forums What is the trend? A lot of new forums set up, sites such as stencil revolution is revived in the last six months. Looked at interesting sites, trace to a street artist in Australia, and then [...]

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Community and cyberculture, Bell (2001)

Reference: Bell, David (2001) Community and cyberculture, chapter 5 of An introduction to cybercultures. Abingdon: Routledge. pp92-112

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"...there’s no online communities, there’s only communities with their local contexts, live events, which in turn can fuel online interactions."
Martin Pasquier

Wonder how true this is?

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Facebook Graph Search: the Lemmings vs. Kant

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Week five summary

After an intense week of creation of the edcMooc response, followed by close monitoring of Twitter post, it was time to take stock of the course so far. I wanted to get to grips with Rose’s article on Researching visual materials and  other reading materials, so I could have a framework for critique of the [...]

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Post Week 4 – a response to Amy’s Mooc artefact

I have entitled this post week 4 as a play of words on post human, and also post week 4 edcMooc digital artefact response to Amy Woodgate’s brilliant audio summary.  Could a journey be more relaxed as demonstrated by the inclusion of a live performance at St Pancras and the inviting sound of the sea?

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Digital Artefact: The process

When given the task of making a summary of the edcMooc, I was in a little panic mode because it all seemed too ominous. I have to present a multimodal digital artefact along with it.  Both of these are skills which have gone a little rusty. So I started by browsing through the discussion forum, [...]

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Twittorial

  ” …any delay or distance between doing something and thinking about it is lost in the global information culture.” Hand (2008, p19)  The use of Twitter truly reflects a different culture in communications: immediate, instant, defy physical geographical location.  In the exchange above, it is over three different locations: London, Edinburgh and Houston.   It [...]

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Orientation week

It is hard to get going again after such a fabulous Christmas and New Year break.  With the arrival of Sian’s email , welcoming us and outlining some of the requirements for the orientation week, a wave of excitement, nervousness and panic set in! However, Hand (2008) Hardware to everywhere: narratives of promise and threat, and Bell [...]

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