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Session: Carl Couch Awards October 25, 2007

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On Friday I also went to the Carl Couch Awards session.  This is an award from the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research for student papers analyzing the Internet from a symbolic interactionist perspective.  I won second place in the 2003 competition with my paper on (re)embodying the virtual space of text-based chat rooms, and I figured I would go hear what this year’s winners were doing.  As in my year, the first and second place winners were there. (more…)

Session: Vlogs and Visual Media October 25, 2007

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Friday was my day of going to stuff that sounds cool and is fun to think about but isn’t necessarily directly related to my research. In this session we saw a film presentation from Richard Hall on video bloggers, from Elizabeth Losh on blogspats and “visual arguments”, from Erika Pearson on Fanips, and from Lori Kendall on multi-media conversations. (more…)

Session: Space & Place October 20, 2007

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This was my session! Mark’s and my paper (Space and Place: New Playgrounds of 21st Century Life) was paired with papers by Jakob Linaa Jensen on virtual tourism and a paper by Homero Gil de Zuniga about geoidentity and new vs. traditional media.

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