Writing Process

Detailed research and pre-writing on religion and the net has led me to narrow down this broad topic to focus on the internet’s role on compilation of diverse Qur’anic tafsir (interpretations and commentary of Islam’s primary scripture). The arguments are leading to a proposal for a new methodology on compiling an extensive online exegesis of…

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Here is an outline I have for Jeff’s final paper. I usually don’t work so far in advance, but I have a huge usability consulting project this week, Jeff’s paper, and a paper for Erik, so I figured I should try to get a bit ahead. It is a bit rough right now, but I…

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I just finished reading a paper assigned to us in Youn’s Usability and Evaluation Methods class: This is Not an Article: Just Some Thoughts on How to Write One by Carsten Sorensen, London School of Economics and Political Science I don’t know if any of you will find it useful, but it makes some interesting…

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I’m still working out a lot of the details and have a lot more pre-writing to do, but I’m intending to write my paper on Wii Sports. I started out by bulleting a list of every interaction, element, feature, and occurance of Wii Sports that I could think of to see if any insights came…

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I’m pre-writing my final paper today and after reading the assignment I wondered if perhaps Jeff couldn’t post a link to the template you would like us to use. I’m kind of assuming that the CHI format you are talking about is the landscape one with two columns and the third row for callouts and…

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So…here’s the short version: A structuralist/semiotic analysis of diegetic and non-diegetic sound in the game BioShock and how signifiers are decoded by users and how user experience is affected by whether or not they pick up on dated references. Part of what makes BioShock such an incredible game is the setting/environment and sound is a…

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Goffman’s Presentation of Self in Everyday Life was published in 1959 with the intent of establishing a description of meaning in social interaction.  Goffman said that people present an “idealized” version of themselves in public (front stage).  People present more consistent versions of themselves to coincide with norms and societal laws.  When not in public…

Read more My Paper: Goffman’s Presentation of Self and YouTube

So for my final paper, I have decided to use the work I have been doing for my capstone project in politics, more specifically by looking at political blogs (still in the process of choosing one or two specific blogs to focus on which are representative of political blogs in general)… how do conversations unfold,…

Read more Kayce’s Paper, Rough Idea