Open Networked Seminar at Kean University



Switching Gears

I was fortunate enough to have two snow days this week and, consequently, I have no idea what day of the week it is.  It feels like a Sunday night, but somehow tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!! Woohoo!!! It was a dream to have hours and hours to work on my thesis in the past few days.  […]

to come

ok. thesis is drawing closer & closer to the end, and i’ll admit, it’s making me nervous. i know i need to crack down this next month, and i will. my real break is over – i wanted to enjoy this last week with my boyfriend, because i won’t be able to see him until …

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Being Candid and Some Secondary Resources

Firstly, I want to thank you all for the positive response to my admission of mental health challenges.  It means so much to know that people in the academic community are sympathetic and supportive. (Here comes a big, extremely disorganized, almost-stream-of-consciousness paragraph about mental health stuff.  If you want to skip directly to the research … Continue reading Being Candid and Some Secondary Resources

Progress and challenges

In the past month, I have summarized and written the bulk of my sections on Extras, The Adoration of Jenna Fox, and Feed. Although I wanted to be done with all of this by the end of February, I only have two books left to review, Ug…

The Icing on the Cake

In March of 2009, my family and I were interviewed by Storycorps.  The piece was included in a digital archive as part of the 9/11 memorial museum in NYC.  If you go there, clips of the conversation can be heard.  I recently reached out to the organization for an audio file of this interview.   […]


where do i go from here? ever since last week, i’ve been thinking about the presentation of my work. i know we had walked through the StateU domain hosting site – i’ll be honest, i don’t know if it will work for me. my worries are as followed: i want to create a piece of …

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The Space Between

I feel like I’m really in a good place with regard to my creative component of my thesis.  I am loving the double-sided book idea Alan and I have been tossing around. Here’s what I’m thinking: Side A of my book,“Conversations With My Father,” begins with my death and travels backward to on 9/11.  The […]

Ideas Transforming

Throwing a few screenshots up to show how, when I write, I have conversations with myself in comment form. Every time I write, my thesis changes a little bit– which is excellent, and I learn a little more about what I think about my own ideas. Even if…

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up…

Talk about a serendipitous moment!!! I was looking for a letter that my father wrote me a long time ago so that I could add it to my “conversations.”  Instead, I found a letter he wrote to my mom while stationed in Vietnam.  I haven’t seen it in about 10 years or so at least. […]

God Is In the Details…

This week’s thesis journey was straight research. Alan’s comment on last week’s blog got me to thinking. Alan’s mention of Kurt Vonnegut reminded me of this book that I’ve had sitting on my shelf for the longest. Now, I never actually read it…

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