Monthly Archives: March 2014

Neurobiology Comes to Play with Theories of Networks

Okay, I can admit that this week’s Reading Notes topic scared me…a lot. When I heard that we would be reading an online textbook on Neurobiology, my brain just couldn’t deal… I’m pretty sure that every time I opened the … Continue reading

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Rewriting the Object of Study_Round 2

  As the semester advances, steadily gaining on the last month of Spring 2014, my peers and I have been asked to rewrite our Object of Study Proposals. My original proposal stated that I was going to look at guilds … Continue reading

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Mindmap Gets Another Update_Ecology Theory, Ecosophy, and New Connections

Mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1589875 haha Every time I look at my mindmap anymore, I am reminded of the skill system from Final Fantasy X. The grid sphere system, especially upon first sight, sprawls out like some curled serpent moments from waking. The more … Continue reading

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Come, Travelers. Enter this City of Steam and Smoke for I have a Guide for You

When taking the stage of my individual journey in City of Steam, my character was required to find a companion with whom she was supposed to be familiar amidst the horde of evacuees. This guide was of my House, lecturing me through … Continue reading

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When the Rain Begins, Empires Will Rise and Fall

A story must always begin somewhere, right? But every story begins in the middle of something else, and even the birth of a person happens in the passage of, or sometimes the end, of a mother’s life. So where does … Continue reading

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Ecology of the Theories of Networks Course

Welcome to the Ecosystem of Theories of Networks! I know it may sound a little odd to call a course an ecosystem, let alone applying ecology theory to it. But, it is an ecosystem, and for me, it an ecosystem … Continue reading

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The Ecology of the Mindmap Gets Another Update

Mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1589875 Ah, ecologies, cybernetic epistemologies, differences, affordances, and perceived affordances. What to add this week to my reframed mindmap? For the mindmap, I stuck to Bateson and Gibson as a way to continually try to contain the behemoth that has … Continue reading

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In Which ANT Meets Rhetorical Theory, And Even Objects Have Agency_Case Study #2 WoW

For this second case study, I am approaching guilds in World of Warcraft from Rhetorical Situation Theory (Lloyd Bitzer and Richard Vatz) and Actor-Network-Theory (Bruno Latour). While Rhetorical Situation is focused on humans as rhetors and the functions and effects of rhetorical … Continue reading

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The Map May Not Be the Territory, But Differences and Affordances Have More Fun

Some Key Terms to Remember: Affordance – is part of the relationship between the environment and animal that can be found through “the terrain, shelters, water, fire, objects, tools, other animals, and human displays,” but  it “must be measured relative to the … Continue reading

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Response to Peers’ Outline for Case Study #2 Theories

As my peers and I work toward the second case studies of our Objects of Study, we had to do an outline of the two theories we will be applying. Not an outline of what we would be writing, but … Continue reading

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