Open Networked Seminar at Kean University

Week 3: A Little Blog Heat

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Just turning up the heat a tad. A slight bit. This is not a class where you get graded on a certain number of blog posts per week, assigned like homework. But I am looking to follow your thinking, progress… Continue Reading →

Hi, I am your disembodied teacher

Well, maybe not literally. Although I did once launch a headless ds106 that spawned a (Photohopped) decapitation theme. This semester I am teaching, from my home in Arizona, a seminar for five Writing Studies students at Kean University doing their MA Thesis. They’ve already experienced this mode, as it was how I co-taught the Networked […]

#DigitalHumanities community, can you help me?

Happy Wednesday everyone!So, today I come to the research and Digital Humanities communities looking for help/direction with my thesis work. As you can learn from my first post, I have an idea of what I would like to do with my thesis. To recap:I still…

Grab Bag(bean?)

Hello, readers. I know I said I was going to talk about the economic features of CS (this is the abbreviation I’ll be using from here on out for “closed species”) communities in my next blog post, but I’m sorry to say that’s not going to happen today. I feel like I still need to … Continue reading Grab Bag(bean?)

I don’t know…

“You’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.” -William C. Hannan After having a phone conversation with my professor, I felt like I definitely had a clear sense of the path that I was in, or at least, wanted to be in with my thesis. I was definitely pumped! The […]

Laura’s Digital Notebook Entry

After a productive conversation with Alan last week, I was able to narrow my five potential thesis ideas down to two.  Yea!  Progress… The next day, a powerful exploratory writing exercise in class confirmed that the “one that scares me” idea needs to remain on the list.  For now.   However, my “selfish” prospect of […]

Week 2: Getting to the Question (& the Problem)

From our group and individual conversations and in your initial blogs posts, all the Kean Crew thesis bloggers have a good idea for their thesis topic. Yet a thesis needs more than a topic, it needs a more specific question,… Continue Reading →

Question of The Week (QoTW) 3: How Might You Create a Potential for Structured Serendipity?

Serendipity is a beautiful, unexpected thing when it happens to you. While you cannot apply a formula to generate serendipity some writers suggest there are things you can do to create the potential for more. Finance Journalist Jason Zweig describes… Continue Reading →

first thoughts

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I love Allen Ginsberg. I want to say I don’t know where this unending fascination with this man comes from, but I guess that would be a lie. He showed me the capability of how raw, how blatantly honest, and how personal poetry can be, …

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NetSmart and the start of a new semester

SourceI can’t believe the summer flew by so quickly, but I’m glad to be entering the start of my thesis work, and the beginning of my last year in my Masters degree journey! Hello all, you know me but, if you’re reading this and you don’t know me, my n…

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