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Arts Exhibition as lab experiment: methods for social change

Arts exhibition as lab experiment: methods for social change Annette Markham, Gabriel Pereirawith Sarah Schorr Data literacy requires “a reflexive awareness of the systems of digitalization, datafication, and computation, which involves the many ways data are defined, created, and used, along with an ability to understand the greater systems within which data play a role” […]

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Situational Mapping

In my own research, I use various types of visually-oriented mapping techniques. Today, i want to talk about situational mapping, using the phrase developed by Adele Clarke in her work on situational analysis, but also drawing on traditions of concept mapping, mind mapping, or in my own history of teaching argumentation and public speaking, audience […]

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Losing your sense of self: Ontological Insecurity

Whether long-lived or momentary, ontological insecurity is associated with intense existential disorientation. To explore how this is connected to echolocation, it’s useful to go back to a core question such as: How do we recognize ourselves?

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a (very) brief reminder of how hegemony works

The various layers through which hegemony happens dull a person’s ability to notice, much less critique, how certain stakeholders’ interests are privileged over others’

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A brief summary of ontological security

ontological security is a sense of stability that emerges in response to the need to experience oneself as a whole, continuous person in time rather than constantly changing.


5 things I think about writing and publishing (academically speaking)

For me, writing isn’t easy. I don’t publish very much, partly because it is difficult. Here are some things I think about publishing (at least at this stage of the game) 

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metaphors of internet: coming soon to a bookshelf near you!

The Internet has disappeared. This exceptional book brings it back into focus – through richly illustrated histories, artworks, and reflections. Metaphors of Internet – Ways of Being in the Age of Ubiquity is now available

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qualitative research is….

Qualitative research involves the logics of both inductive and deductive thinking. These are not binary opposite concepts, but rather moments, cycles of thinking and sensemaking.

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Social Distancing versus Social Presencing

Being physically near others feels sociable. But one of the hallmarks of the internet age is that we recognized you don’t need physical presence to be socially present with others.

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“never use the word ‘data’!”

Ah, the 1980s. When we were being trained to remove “data” from our lexicon in interpretive sociology. I’m wondering if this would be a good article..