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Stories of Digital Storytelling

My graduate Cultural Studies class, Visual Research Methods, has my students performing scholarship about visual culture, using visual methods (alongside or supplanting traditional scholarly writing about the visual), and visual formats. The final section of the course is about digital storytelling, and the assignment is to consider this new phenomenon within and through the sphere itself. The course yielded some first rate scholarship, listed here, on the digital storytelling of: ... read more »

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Context is Politics: Reflections on FOL 2

The second offering of my Online Feminist Spaces class ended this Monday. In the meantime, I’m in the early stages of building the website that hopes to address concerns and themes raised by the course(s) and through my presentations about it on the road. ... read more »

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U of GA’s Digitelling

I am happy to network Digitelling, as requested: ... read more »

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Is Occupy LA a Feminist Space?

Yes … ish?

Here, my students and I, from Feminist Online Spaces, create a real-space circle at Occupy LA, after some initial trepidation, but with nothing resulting other than friendly/bemused/flirty/crazy conversation from fellow Occupiers. ... read more »

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Scholar/Performers and Academic “Talks”

My Fall Road Show has been a fruitful opportunity to play out, in person, many of the issues of concern for my Online Feminist Spaces project: namely my interest in performing and interrogating in form the unique and mutually-influencing strengths of on/off line community and interaction. For instance, I have been quite interested in the intentional deployment of feeling in an (academic) room as one critical part of this live, human (or feminist) interaction that is almost impossible to replicate online. ... read more »

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Digital Storytelling: Where the Experts

I teach a course, Visual Research Methods, for Cultural Studies at the Claremont Graduate University where I push graduate students who have made a career of paper-writing to express their intellectual work about visual culture, visually. Even as the course provocatively pushes them as individuals out of their comfort zones of expression and audience, it also begs larger questions about field formation, training, authority, the use, ethics and scale of academic work, and its normative vernaculars, media, and modalities. ... read more »

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IJoC Publishes Special Section on Aademic Labor

International Journal of Communication (IJoC) has published a new special section on “The Politics of Academic Labor in Communication Studies.” ... read more »

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A Feminist R(t)e(a) Party

I joined Suzanne Stroebe and Caitlin Rueter yesterday for tea. They are the Feminist Tea Partiers: young women artists who stage kitchy klatches where face-to-face discourse about feminism, rather than local gossip, is the preferred subject. I enjoyed our little chat. ... read more »

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Afterthoughts PerpiTube

On Friday we spent a fruitful day discussing some of the ideas raised by, work made for, and communities engaged within PerpiTube. ... read more »

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AIDS Feelings

My talk at Concordia stirred a lot of feelings in the community: an intended effect of my “mixed reality experience” produced through the experiences of real bodies, watching digital materials, in real rooms. I didn’t expect the anger, however. Here’s a review by Jacob Roberts, from The Link, that gets to some of those complex responses. ... read more »