Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies – Volume 26, Issue 3: “ Special Issue on Mediated Youth Cultures ”
Archive for the ‘New Media Studies’ Category
In Media Res | a mediaCommons project: “World Wide Web In Your Pocket [May 21-25, 2012]“
“In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship. Our goal is to promote an online dialogue amongst scholars and the public about contemporary approaches to studying media. In Media Res provides a forum for more immediate critical engagement with media at a pace closer to how we experience mediated texts.
Each weekday, a different scholar curates a 30-second to 3-minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response. We use the title “curator” because, like a curator in a museum, you are repurposing a media object that already exists and providing context through your commentary, which frames the object in a particular way. The clip/comment combination are intended both to introduce the curator’s work to the larger community of scholars (as well as non-academics who frequent the site) and, hopefully, encourage feedback/discussion from that community.”
“Michael Stern Hart, the single-minded visionary from Illinois who created and promoted the groundbreaking online library Project Gutenberg, died September 6 at age 64.”
Web Use Doesn’t Encourage Belief In Political Rumors, But E-Mail Does: “Despite the fears of some, a new study suggests that use of the internet in general does not make people more likely to believe political rumors.
YouTube – Fstoppers Original: The Stolen Scream: “Fstoppers Original: The Stolen Scream” This is an interesting video about how fast an image can be appropriated and travel in a global and connected world.
Programmed for Love: The Unsettling Future of Robotics – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher EducationTuesday, January 18th, 2011
Programmed for Love: The Unsettling Future of Robotics – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education: “In a skeptical turn, the MIT ethnographer Sherry Turkle warns of the dangers of social technology”
By: Earle Hollandï»¿
“And when it comes to scientists misjudging the importance of how they deal with the news media, those experiences can be painful indeed. An anthropologist at a North Carolina university just got a crash course on how quickly minor potholes in the road can become giant crevasses.”
New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and “Worked Examples” as One Way Forward- Free Ebook by James GeeThursday, April 1st, 2010
From the MIT Press Web site:
“In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an “academic area” into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing among academic areas, fields, disciplinary specializations, and thematic disciplines, Gee describes other academic areas that have fallen into these categories or developed into established disciplines. He argues that DMAL will not evolve until a real coherence develops through collaboration and the accumulation of shared knowledge. Gee offers a concrete proposal of one way scholars in DMAL could move the area forward to a more cohesive, integrated, and collaborative enterprise: the production of what he terms “worked examples.”
In Gee’s sense of a worked example, scholars attempting to build the new area of DMAL would publicly display their methods of valuing and thinking about a specific problem, proposing them as examples of “good work” in order to engender debate about what such work in DMAL might come to look like and what shape the area itself might take. The goal would not be for the proposed approach to become the accepted one but for it to become fodder for new work and collaboration. Gee concludes by offering a sample worked example that illustrates his proposal.”
“Scholars are facing unprecedented Information Overload in their attempts to identify potentially relevant information sources. Electronic networks have not only expedited traditional forms of publishing but created new formal and informal opportunities for communication. Conventional methods of information management are reaching the limits of their effectiveness. To enhance access to information in the coming decades, systems that fully utilize the digital nature of a growing number of scholarly resources must be implemented.”