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An Academic's Sojourn Through Communication

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

Pragmatic Approach to Social Media

(The following comes from my extended position in a debate on the benefits and drawbacks, the harms and hopes, of social media.  This debate was developed for the Dominican University … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Women Don’t Want — LadyBits on Medium

What Women Don’t Want — LadyBits on Medium — Medium. So here we have another wonderful breakdown of a breakdown in the progress of bringing women across gendered lines.  This … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tweets from the World

  • RT @DUCommStars: Paulina Pachel discusses what being a corporate communications major means to her and her vision for her future: http://t.… 6 hours ago
  • Today in communication research methods class I referred to the null hypothesis as a party pooper that we try to reject with our statistics. 6 hours ago
  • So very thankful for Seth Rollins win at #WrestleMania: now if only #WWE can capitalize on fatal fourway storyline. But where's @WWESheamus? 21 hours ago

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