Orange is a color of fascination, enthusiasm and passion; today, I am orange. Everything that drives this thesis is fascination and passion. I couldn’t be more excited that I get to work on something that means so much to me. I am hoping that this post will not be long at all. In brief, and […]
When researching didn’t seem like it could get any harder than that time you sat staring at your computer in preparation for that 22 page paper. Well, for me, it just did. In most cases, I do feel like I am “on to something”, but in others I feel like I have no idea what […]
This week has been a whirlwind…and it’s not over yet…. It was a thrill to “Virtually Connect” with the DML conference last week. A great big thanks to Henry Jenkins and Kim Jaxon and ALL of the participants for taking the time to “meet” with us. And to our professors for continually providing us with […]
So, with everything going on in my life right now, I can’t say I feel like I have made much progress since my last blog post. I feel like I am literally taking life on a day-to-day basis. Whatever is in my sight in the moment gets my attention, and whatever is outside of my […]
Hello again, readers. Let me start this blog off by saying that I am so grateful for the responses generated by last week’s post! I received so many helpful ideas via tweet, comment, and email, and I am floored by the helpfulness of this community.
In the past week, I’ve gathered excellent resources for my project, and I’m going to list some of them here. First and foremost, I’m going to share my incredibly old-fashioned web of ideas that I made a few weeks ago, and which has been slowly growing in size.
|Don’t you feel like you’re back in elementary school?|
This web actually helped me a great deal. I’m a huge pen-and-paper fan, and it helps me to compile all of my ideas into one place. That being said, last class we were introduced to a few compilation tools that I have already found to be helpful.
Art and character by me Grem2 species by MrGremble on DeviantArt Last semester I coined the term “purified consumerism” to describe some of the buying/selling/trading practices I had noticed in CS communities. “Purified consumerism” refers to an informal agreement between a seller and buyer that the product, in this case a pre-made Grem2 character design, … Continue reading Purified Consumerism in the GremCorps Community: A Mini Discourse Analysis →
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…
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?) →
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 […]
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…