Poststructuralism

Why do we as researchers turn away from accepted knowledge, theory, and/or research? I don’t mean rejecting a given paper or objecting to a presentation. I am referring to categorically rejecting a whole knowledge practice, on account that it uses some method or epistemology or (fill in the blank) that one doesn’t like. This turning…

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We’re talking about that every human being is a survival machine of genes, memes and maybe other units. From this perspective, is there a destiny for every person? Like Shakespear, his genes, memes and the environment he was born into might be the crucial elements to his success. Are there other elements which lead to…

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For my paper, I’ve been looking at tagging on sites like Del.icio.us and Flickr.  Lots of interesting design opportunities here (e.g. vocabulary problems, identifying communities of practice, adapting to site navigation). One thing I found particularly interesting was how much you can learn about someone from their tag cloud (and how eager some people are…

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When designer is describing user. Keywords: Ambiguity, Interpretation, Editoriality(Plausible), Authentic design   I am not sure if I am successful to finish this final paper, since I have still studied in my interesting areas: The interpretation of experience from narrative to storytelling or from storytelling to narrative: recursive system or not. This is my current problem…

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I was a little bit shocked by the post-structuralism. What is it talking about? There’s no self? Yes, I am constructing myself when I was writing this post. I want myself doesn’t sound stupid, I don’t want anyone knows that I haven’t read Jeff’s reading for this week. 🙂 But that is me, isn’t it?…

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