Tag Archives: Connections

Just Roll with the New Media Concepts_Reading Notes for September 8th

All right, round two with New Media: The Key Concepts! As a refresher, the book takes six concepts as key components to studying New Media and its threads: –Network –Information –Interface –Archive –Interactivity –Simulation The chapter on Network was very familiar to … Continue reading

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Ambience and Rhetoric Go Walking Hand-in-Hand

Welcome to the final section of reading notes for the Spring 2014 semester. The focus in on Thomas Rickert‘s book, Ambient Rhetoric. So what exactly is ambient rhetoric? How is this different from classical rhetoric? Or the remapping of rhetoric done by the … Continue reading

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State Apparatuses + Message and Meaning Encoding/Decoding_Final Mindmap Update

Mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1589875 For this final mindmap update, I created nodes for Louis Althusser’s State Apparatuses (ideological and repressive) and Stuart Hall’s principles for “Encoding/Decoding,” under the heading Cultural Studies. I decided on naming this collection Cultural Studies I had previously read … Continue reading

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The Mindmap and the Anti-Theory Tree Movement (Go Rhizomes!)

mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1589875 This week’s mindmap update was a bit bigger than previous weeks (though not all previous weeks). I added nodes for Rainie and Wellman, Delueze and Guattari, and Scott (lonely man in this list, no?), and connected them as an … Continue reading

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Mindmap Doused with Network Societies

Mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1589875 So it begins. Rise of the Network Society Theory by Manuel Castells, and it all wraps up into the mindmap. How to connect a theory that is so vast, encompassing economics, technology, culture, societal growth, metropolitan regions, global relations, … Continue reading

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Let the Network Society Rise, and Other Tales of Information, Economy, and Technology

This week’s reading tackled a very large topic (in terms of research but also in terms of scope). Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the work of Dr. Manuel Castells, encompassed in his book (we read Volume 1 out … Continue reading

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In Which Neurobiology Walks into the Mindmap, and Everything Gets Synaptic

Mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1589875 Ah, neurobiology, my old foe. It’s time to take your place in the midst of my mindmap (or on the outskirts?), but where should you go? Hell, what should I add? How do I place science within a brainstorming … 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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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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