Conference abstracts and comments.
Newcastle University is set in pleasant surroundings and the organisers of the conference have done a wonderful job. What a pleasure to be there. The program is different to other conferences that I have attended because it has the keynote speakers and panel sessions interspersed between the parallel sessions. As a result there is a
The ANZCA preconference was well organised and most informative. A/Prof Inger Mewburn, known as The Thesis Whisperer, provided valuable insights for doctoral candidates about to move to the next level. Her comparison of commercial and academic job advertising, while being confronting, certainly explained the challenges facing doctoral candidates. Her concise and direct responses not only painted
Thought before the presentation: I have decided to make my presentation interactive rather than simply informative. I will conduct a real-time demonstration of evaluating the feedback ability of the Mensa collective to demonstrate the role of Second Order Cybernetics in digital engagement. It should be quite challenging as Mensans are notoriously bad at coming to
What an awesome conference. I met some amazing people and had some challenging moments in my presentation. I learned a lot about trusting the group opinion rather than the individual. Learned a lot – will certainly try and attend one of their conferences again. Will certainly write a full paper for DOCAM.
Digital-engagement: The Context of the Text. The unbounded document is a product of the new paradigm where humans work in duality of environments: the real world and the digital networked environment. To the vast majority the digital networked environment is regarded as analogous to the real world but there are clearly differences as illustrated in
Abstract The Digital Age is synthesizing humans with technology in an unprecedented way and at an alarming rate. Its convenience and ease of use makes it harder for the individual to not only recognize the extent and dependence that they have on technology but it becomes near impossible for the individual to embrace the long
Abstract The Information Age has allowed humans to access and experience history in a vivid and individual way as we experience history through awe inspiring multi-media with interactive break out points that have been researched by experts and presented by professionals. In this way the average human is likely to experience and associate with history
Abstract Currently one of the most challenging social changes is where the previously least influential sector of society are becoming more important both in size and in their willingness to exert influence. These social trends are creating significant behavioral changes at the individual level. In addition to this digital networked technology is also altering individuals’
Despite the stiff competition my paper was accepted and I have been awarded a fee waiver and travel grant. Not bad for flying solo. My paper “Understanding Digital Network Engagement: Aiding Resistance and Appropriation of Technology.”
Geoff and I have collaborated on a paper that he will present at the Mensa conference in the US in June and then a month later in Slovakia. I have declined attending as I really do need to focus on my thesis. It has been quite interesting as I have used my research to underpin and