Tumblog: Reflection # 3 – Structure

The EDC course structure is designed as three blocks: popular cybercultures, virtual communities and posthumanism. This framework establishes the order in which the theory and concepts arising from the topics are approached, discussed and considered. This mapping of the topic is crucial in setting of a navigable route upon which the course journey may be [...]

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Tumblog: Reflection # 2 – Multimodality

  “We have perceptions, thoughts and personalities (already shaped by other communications technologies) that are affected by the way we use the medium and the way it uses us.” (Rheingold, 1993)   The Tumblog platform encourages use of and experimentation in a wide range of modalities. This platform menu opens the gateway to imagination and [...]

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Tumblog: Reflection # 1 – Community

Since the beginning of this module I knew that this blog was providing a radically different experience than the blog I used in IDEL. Having watched it take shape over the last few months, ebbing and flowing against the tides of offline life, the end is nearing, finality beckoning. On reflection, time itself was instrumental [...]

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Ethnography: Reflection # 1 – Diversity

Diversity is a wonderful creature. The ethnographic studies presented by all of our group are varied in both content and form. I think that it is amazing to see the difference in Gina’s You Tube experience contrasted with my own one. Likewise, Phil’s [experienced] use of Issuu felt like an inverted mirror image of my [...]

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