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An Academic's Sojourn Through Communication

Advice for Children on Social Media

My first piece of advice is to focus on teaching your children how to be respectful when they communicate and engage with people, online but also in person. This means … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Pop Culture Lens: Episode on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Fandom

On a special episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I discuss a subject that has been one we have debated numerous times in our private lives … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 37 Comments

Ghost Whisperer’s Ghost in the Machine

This essay was originally posted as part of my work for the Virtual Worlds Research Group at Roskilde University. This essay reflects my interest in how pop culture represents new … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Categorizing Fractured Fandom

Defining Fractured Fandom According to the discipline of fan studies, at this point in history, being a fan is considered a positive for any individual. Being a fan helps people … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Avatars, Audiences and Interactive Television

This presentation was given at the 100th National Communication Association Conference in Chicago on November 21, 2014. This presentation reflects the work I have done with Pooky Amsterdam to understand … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Autoethnography of Collegium – Day Three

Day 3: Monday, June 23rd The reason I came to Collegium is for a specific purpose, one that could potentially help my university.  So it is interesting that what I … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 9 Comments

Mobile Media Technologies at the Intersection of the Virtual and the Real

The blending of the physical and the virtual is increasing due to mobile computing technologies.  Is our cybernetic future at hand? Christopher Olson uses digital tattoos to discuss the blending … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Symbolic Interactionism of “Her”

Her is a movie exploring the tensions of love, relationship, sex, and what it means to be human. It is a beautiful romance between a man and his operating system that … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

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