With every passing week on the course, new roots of knowledge and new branches of interest and curiosity grow, keeping an enthusiastic gardener like me busy, fascinated and occasionally overwhelmed.
And my artefact? It is me behind the mask, behind the twisted hierachies and trust issues.
“Patterns of access and exclusion will simply map on to existing social hierarchies of inequality in what have become known as ‘digital divides’.” (Hand 2008, p.34)
There you go. I am the resistance.
How? Like this:
About 170 posts in my lifestream in three weeks, which does not even monitor all my online activities. Quite some user created interactive content for a straight edge introvert. But is there any such thing as an online community with an ethnography, which with its wrongly assumed interactivity and user contribution might not be that much of a thing, Mr. Lister, Mr. Knox? (Lister 2009 , p.205) (Knox in Peters 2015)
Dear Martin Lister, your 2009 understanding of media and user engagement – you believed the hype. You shouldn't have. Just sayin' #mscedc
— Herr Schwindenhammer (@HerrSchwindenh_) February 8, 2017
And speaking of community: I try to be who I am wherever I am – all the time.
Why should identy be “something that is created within social contexts and through social discourses”, Mr. Miller? (Miller 2011, p.208) If we give up control, it is our decision. Don’t count me in.
See, I do not have to leave the house to start a fight. I’m gonna start a revolution from my
bed desk. Is this what they call internet? No, men and women of letters have always done this.
Hand, Martin. 2008. Making digital cultures : access, interactivity, and authenticity. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Knox, J. in Peters, M.A.. 2015. Encyclopedia of educational theory and philosophy.
Lister, Martin. 2009. New media : a critical introduction. 2nd ed. ed. London: Routledge.
Miller, Vincent. 2011. Understanding digital culture. Los Angeles: SAGE.