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” […]
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?
Being disconnected from digital media puts the body in doubt or bring on sudden vulnerability, since there’s no continual Other with whom you’re bouncing off continual information pings. In essence, in the digital era, we echo-locate the self.
Reflexivity. We toss this word around as a key part of qualitative methods. I have been revisiting the term for a course I’m teaching. Here, I refresh my thinking by returning to some writing I published in 2009. This is a remix of some of those ideas.
Remix and bricolage are often used synonymously. In this keyword entry for the forthcoming edited collection, Keywords in Remix Studies, I provide a selective history of ‘bricolage’ as used to describe various post-X approaches in the social and humanistic sciences.
I’m working on building my vocabulary for why and how it matters that we reflect on our mindset, our methods, and most importantly, our reason for doing social research in the first place. This exercise/essay is part of a larger set of writing projects.
What’s the difference between writing for process and writing for product or publication? I am asked this methods question frequently enough to respond in a blogpost.
Qualitative Analysis as Sensory Performance Annette Markham [addtoany] I am reading about synaesthesia, the blending or blurring of senses that happens when one becomes particularly attenuated to a way of knowing that eludes a single sense. I’ve been thinking about this for years, actually, drawing inspiration from naturalist writers like David Abrams or Diane Ackerman, […]
Interaction in digital contexts: persistent characteristics Annette Markham [addtoany] How does digital media influence the enactment of self, the interplay of self and other, and the construction of meaning in context? This is a key question in thinking about the dramaturgy of digital experience, which is also the title of a chapter I’m working on […]
Dramaturgical Approach: What’s different about digital experience? Annette Markham [addtoany] I’m working on a chapter on Dramaturgy and Digital Experience and I’m working out how to structure the frame for the piece. I thought it might be useful to brainstorm here, as well as talk about the key question for me, which is: What makes […]