- Jul 2018
Leshed and Sengers’s research reminds us that calendars are not just tools for the management of time, but are also sites of identity work where people can project to themselves and others the density of their days and apparent ‘success’ at doing it all. These seemingly innocuous artifacts can thus perpetuate deeper normative logics a
The dark side of time artifacts and the social pressure of busyness/industriousness as a virtue.
- Mar 2017
The picnic was clearly not in the Tribble Valley as the cockerels, (roosters as Terry says) were calling in dawn, Keith was sun-tanned in Florida, Terry was all backlit Dutch painting.
Yearning to reach out and be really present with the people on line.
Meanwhile back at the picnic spot, Terry and Keith had turned up. It was six and seven o'clock in the morning for them and they had dropped everything to spend a little time at a picnic to chat with friends.
Timezone confusion. Competence
Marcin and I's relationship has no doubt been enriched by visiting each other's homes and countries this year, a dream for many people who have extended online personal networks and the ties which bind us I feel are profound - perhaps because of the distance. There is a part of Poland in me now.
Being able to picture the person in a physical context in which one has walked.
but the immediacy of being in a room in Krakow, from a room in Clermont Ferrand was absolute, to the extent that I was able to butt in to respond to questions from the people attending our conference..in Poland.
Virtual Connection. Real Connecting
Then it was Maha's Birthday, why don't we sing 'Happy Birthday' I thought, - well why not?
Distant Presence Friends
First day in class, we had students chatting with a friend of mine working on a Ski Resort in Australia,
Porous walls. Hybridization. Change narrative
- imaginary space
- physical connection
- social presence
- social networks