Monday, April 19, 2004

Jenny, Kate and I got our panel proposal accepted to AoIR (Association of Internet Researchers), which this year is called AoIR Internet Research 5.0: Ubiquity?. Our panel is titled "The Role of the Ordinary in (Online) Research." So we're each, with respect to a particular body of research, looking at research phenomena like boredom, fatigue, ordinariness, the (un)exciting, the (un)interesting, the old, the familiar, and asking what role these play in our work. Kate will draw from her PhD research on online education, Jenny from her work on MOOs (or hypertext novels, one or the other), and I from my work on photomessaging (MMS). Fun (or, (un)fun).