Week 11 – review

This week has been mainly, and finally, translating my thoughts about posthumanism. I returned to Thinglink as a tried and tested method to collate ideas, quotes and themes, but I didn’t really attempt to make a consistent or coherent story of my understanding, because I don’t think I have one. And perhaps that’s not concerning given the┬áheterogeneity of the concept and the ‘groundless ground’ on which it is based. I chose an image of human veins for two reasons, firstly because it represented a living, moving, fluid bodily network. Secondly, there was no skin, the bodily network was open to the elements and to other networks interweaving, blending and blurring.

I also made a return to my critique of Gee and his writings on identity, something which I covered within┬ámy IDEL assignment and blog. I decided to tackle this plainly, without crossing boundaries of literacies. It was satisfying producing a traditional written response, and it got me thinking as to whether I have yet achieved a degree of scholarliness via non-written methods. I’m not sure if I have, or if I have yet to fully understand a new type of scholarliness in this world of dis-aggregation and re-aggregation.

The first episode of Dr Who was particularly apposite for my current thinking of the ubiquity of hidden networks, something which I am reading more about for my assignment. And I used this example to try and answer one of the discussion questions on post humanism. And continuing the BBC theme I returned to a photo taken surreptitiously during a recent trip to BBC Television centre during which I was surprised and somewhat delighted to learn that the font of all knowledge and news crowdsources.

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