Comments on: Presentation from ECREA’s Digital Media Revisited, Berlin, November 20-21 http://worlds.ruc.dk/archives/1670 Sense-making strategies and user-driven innovations in virtual worlds Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:45:55 +0200 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.1 hourly 1 By: carrie http://worlds.ruc.dk/archives/1670/comment-page-1#comment-597 carrie Fri, 27 Nov 2009 08:52:09 +0000 http://worlds.ruc.dk/?p=1670#comment-597 Thanks, Mikala, you hit the topic on the nose there. I see my goal in life -- as a researcher at least -- to deconstruct this notion of technological determinism -- and also sociocultural, psychographic, sociodemographic determinisms -- when it comes to understanding the processes and outcomes of media engagings. I feel doing so is the best way to show the commonalities that exist between people, and across time and space. Perhaps if we stop focusing on "structures" as the determining force in how people act, with the media first, then we'll stop seeing these structures and their categories of "mutual exclusion" as being prime facie in other areas of life as well. Thanks, Mikala, you hit the topic on the nose there. I see my goal in life — as a researcher at least — to deconstruct this notion of technological determinism — and also sociocultural, psychographic, sociodemographic determinisms — when it comes to understanding the processes and outcomes of media engagings. I feel doing so is the best way to show the commonalities that exist between people, and across time and space. Perhaps if we stop focusing on “structures” as the determining force in how people act, with the media first, then we’ll stop seeing these structures and their categories of “mutual exclusion” as being prime facie in other areas of life as well.

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By: Mikala Hansbøl http://worlds.ruc.dk/archives/1670/comment-page-1#comment-592 Mikala Hansbøl Thu, 26 Nov 2009 08:43:05 +0000 http://worlds.ruc.dk/?p=1670#comment-592 Hi Carrielynn, Thank you for making your interesting presentation available here. I really enjoyed reading your three illustrative stories. Within much research into and - not the least - marketing of media/technologies there has been a tendacy to overemphasize that media/technologies come with built-in structures, agencies and thus also potentials. It is great seeing that you are working to further develop methodologies that shed different light on both people's actual engagements with media and the agencies of the media they are engaging with. I look forward to hearing more about your research results :-). Enjoy your work. Best, Mikala Hi Carrielynn,
Thank you for making your interesting presentation available here. I really enjoyed reading your three illustrative stories. Within much research into and – not the least – marketing of media/technologies there has been a tendacy to overemphasize that media/technologies come with built-in structures, agencies and thus also potentials. It is great seeing that you are working to further develop methodologies that shed different light on both people’s actual engagements with media and the agencies of the media they are engaging with. I look forward to hearing more about your research results :-) . Enjoy your work.

Best,

Mikala

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