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Happy Family Day & Happy Chinese New Year’s – Year of the Monkey

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I am fascinated by this image, and this lawsuit.  It seems to me this raises some questions of what it means to be human…  [Also, this is a Macaque, and is that a monkey (yes).]  Or perhaps interdependence, my favourite topic….   and it’s about social media, which is another interest of mine.  Selfies 2.0 – to whom do they belong?

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You can read more about this here.

It’s not all as silly a stream of thinking as it might seem at first…  it harkens back to some of our earlier social history of segregation.

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How we historically othered and marginalised people, instead of looking to find and build on their gifts and assets.  How we continue to do so – described by the brilliant Eve Tuck, one of my favourite researchers.  And why we possibly are motivated to do so – in a Garfinkel paper that has been crucial to my thinking for about 30 years.

So, Family Day in British Columbia, and perhaps a time to think more about who might be part of our families and how we might foster a future of belonging, as described by Ken Gergen in what has been my favourite paper for two years now…

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my prize winning entry: “A Personal Evolution Towards New Media”

So, kinda thrilling – the first thing I’ve sent out to a publisher for several years and I won first prize 🙂 (which paid for great new shoes while holidaying in London).   It is also my first publication in an academic journal, through Athabasca University’s MA-IS program.   You can read the whole journal from this link, or you can read my creative non-fiction work here.   Those who know me will recognise some re-occuring themes in my fascination with how Web 2.0 reflects our culture, parenting and personal narrative mythology as reflection.

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