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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.

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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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echo-locating the self

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.

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briefly: writing for process vs. writing for product

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.

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Qualitative Analysis as Sensory Performance

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, […]

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Interaction in digital contexts: persistent characteristics

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 […]