Haha that sounds so depressing.
Men fra spøk til alvor! Forstår du det jeg skriver på norsk Hugh? Jeg leste i bloggen til Torill Mortensen at hun hadde blitt anbefalt å skrive på norsk i bloggen sin, for da ville hennes naturlige “stemme” komme bedre ut. Synes det er en spennende tanke, men lover å holde norsken på et minimum. I mellomtiden kan du jo se hvor mye jeg forstår av dansk her
So this will be the last struggle with the Annotated Bibliography. I’ve been positively surprised by the assignment, and the questions we have been answering in regards to the article have been really useful; i might try to apply them next time I have to analyse a text or a movie, cause the information that I got through researching the different topics provided me with more information on the overall topic than I ever thought it would. If I manage to put this much research into every assignment, the World will be in my hands pretty soon..
The article I chose for this assignment was “Blogging thoughts: personal publication as an online research tool” by Torill Mortensen and Jill Walker. I honestly don’t know why I chose this article, logically I should have chosen the Manovich essay. I think it might have been my uncertainty with the topic of blogging, and an interest to learn more. In the entries I have done I will touch upon many different elements of the text, but mainly focus around how a blog can help you in your research, both professional research and personal.
Here’s a chronological list (from the first I made to the last) over my entries.
1. The first one is about the authors of the article, Torill Elvira Mortensen and Jill Walker Rettberg. I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I think it was her way of blending the private with the public that made me fall in love with Torill. Therefore there is more information about her than Jill’s, but then again, the information about Jill is more straight foreward. I don’t know how relevant it is that Torill bakes when she is stressed.. The post is here.
2. “Indicates what field(s) the text is situated within…” For this one I had to go through the text again, and the research on the authors became useful. The article covers a big range of topics related to the main theme, so I took different approaches to figure it out.
3. This post was not on the list of things to research, but I did it so I could understand the text better. I had read through it a couple of times, but not with a lot of focus. Going through it step by step gave me a lot of good information.
4. “Outlines the main argument presented by the author(s)” To some extent I feel like it’s impossible to find one main argument; they bring up so many different topics related to blogs through a medium sized article. I wrote down the things that I felt they put most weight on and what was repeated, and hopefully I have done something right in this entry.
5. “Points out how the text relates to themes in the course Networked Media – why it was chosen?” When I write this post today I understand much more of the relevance of having a blog while studying than what I did when I wrote this entry. In the article it is explained well, but also in the book “Uses of blogs” did they wouch for this. Adrian Miles, the man who introduced student blogs to RMIT, is also a fan. The reason we are doing this is to improve our research.
6. “Points out the limitations and strengths of the text”: This entry proved to be difficult, as the only limitation I could think of was the age of the article. As I have said before, I really enjoyed it.
7. “Draws attention to specific features in the text that proved to be useful in understanding the text (i.e. a sentence, a few words…)” Ooh, there is no way to show this in a few words or a sentence, as I have written in this post. There were several sentenceS.
8. “Presents a personal viewpoint on the text (an interpretation related to previous knowledge and experience, a personal perspective that is critical…)” This entry was annoying, but nevertheless very useful. It made me think about what I actually learned and thought about the subject, as well as the things I knew from before. I was overall very pleased with it, and found great comfort in the advise to keep your blog personal.
9. “Discusses the relevance of the text in relation to how it will inform the design and production of the hypertext essay”. My oh my, i really hope I understood the question for this one. I tried to map out a plan for how this article could be presented in a hypertext essay. It was quite interesting, here’s the entry.
Walsh, B 2007, Clear blogging: how blogging is changing the world and you can join them, New York: Springer-Verlag
Giles Turnbull.’The State of the Blog.’ Interview with Even Williams, Writing the Web. 28 February 2001.
Mortensen, Torill, and Jill Walker. “Blogging Thoughts: Personal Publication as an Online Research Tool.” Researching Ict’s in Context. Ed. Andrew Morrison. Oslo: University of Oslo, 2002. 249-79. p.259.
Miles, Adrian. “Blogs in Media Education: A Beginning.” Australian Screen Ed.41 (2006): 66-9
No author, 20010, ’Jeg skriver for å bearbeide mine tanker’ Aftenposten, 23rd October, viewed 8th August 2011 < http://www.aftenposten.no/forbruker/digital/nyheter/article216985.ece>
Brathaug, O 2011, ’Ikke skyld på dataspill’ Sunnmøreposten, 29th July, viewed 30th July 2011 < http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article363124.ece >
Burgess, J 2006 “Blogging to Learn, Learning to blog” in (eds) Bruns, A. Jacobs, J Uses of blogs, Peter Lang Publishing: New York