Today I had the opportunity to meet James Lamb in real life (IRL) from our course whilst exploring Edinburgh. It’s always a pleasure to meet individuals in person and even more convenient in the city of the university where we study Education and Digital Cultures. This makes me excited for our EDC get together IRL at the end of April. Where people from spaces meet in wonderful places it reminds me of Lister (2009, p214-215) where he covers ‘belonging’ and if communities can be separate from physical location due to a digital divide. I believe so and have valued the relationships formed with individuals online with shared values and interests.
Lister, M. … [et al.], (2009) “Chapter 3. Networks, users and economics” from Martin Lister … [et al.], New media: a critical introduction pp.163-236, London: Routledge
— Linzi McLagan (@LinziMclagan) March 8, 2017