Lecture Liveblog

Deconstruct Jeff’s post to find the most useful interpretation for our classroom sized lifeworld to discover the intentions of the tissue of quotations composed by an author who does not exist. Poststructuralist Strategies Critique commonsense unities (“self”). There is no self. Self is created/constructed. Always in the process of becoming something better via self-creation and…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 11-20-07

Phenomenology and Structuralism Skeptical Phenomenology: no access to truth, cannot understand objective reality as it is or the language that claims to construct it Skeptical Structuralism: thought occurs after language, language is prior to and constitutive of consciousness Combining the two cancels each other out by removing both our consciousness and access to reality. Wittgenstein:…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 11-15-07

Phenomenology and Structuralism Phenomenological analysis of shots in a film depends largely on actual knowledge of the director. What time did the director live? What were their beliefs on film and cinematography? etc. Without this knowledge, you’re not performing an exclusively phenomenological inquiry. Structural analysis of film can access a director’s intention, but the intention…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 11-13-07

Syntagm and Paradigm Restaurant menu is a great example. Appetizer —-> Pasta —-> Meat + Vegetable —-> Dessert —> Coffee Bruscetta — Spaghetti Soup — Lasagna The horizontal order of food from appetizer to coffee is a syntagm. Individual choices within each category (spaghetti vs. lasagna) are paradigms. Semiotics and Structuralism are great for analyzing…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 11-6-07

Talk and QA with Jeremi Karnell, President of One to One Interactive. Convergence between the research challenges of interactive media and HCI. Multi-modal approach to remove cognitive and subjective biases in research. Semiotics and Structuralism Structuralism identifies the elements of meanings and how they are juxtaposed and organized together. Structures are common patterns or orderings…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 10-30-07

Phenomenology focus on sender’s intention, needs, wants and mechanisms by which they are able to express those in language. Diction – choice of words to express a meaning. Code (convention = mapping) – unspoken mechanism by which an expression is made sensible to a linguistic community. Genre – set of characteristics that define a type…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 10-25-07

Prewriting Discussion Talk about it, blog about it, ask questions, seek help, etc ..! Structuralism and Semiotics Rooted in linguistics, treats our problems with a linguistic metaphor. Modern linguistics is focused on describing language rather than prescribing (proper grammar, rules of writing, etc). Describe how a linguistic community uses language. model …………. set of user…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 10-23-07

We are always already on philosophical foundations and deploying those philosophical systems in our systems and interactions. Philosophical foundations determine the limits of what can be done. Hierarchical menu structures assumes that the world is hierarchically structured and relationships can be reduced to a static mapping. Produces interfaces like Windows Explorer. Breakdowns like “was this…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 10-11-07

Driveway Hockey begins this Saturday! Search for the Facebook group “Driveway Hockey” for details. [Update]: Minor edits made. Also, some HTML errors were fixed *cough* –JB Phenomenology and structuralism are approaches to understanding something, they are not embedded in an object. A film is not inherently phenomenological, but it can be interpreted phenomenologically. User centered…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 10-9-07

Usual disclaimers apply: This was typed very quickly and hasn’t been edited for style, content, layout, completeness, for non-aaron comprehension.  If it’s not helpful for me to post these, please let me know. Scientific VisualizationsTM   Time axis, we started in the rocks and then our awareness of theory has increased and concommitantly our stress…

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