What is hypermedia ethnography? Bella Dicks
a digital environment <ul><li>Fieldwork </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observations – representations – records </li></ul></ul><ul>...
possibilities….. <ul><li>Diversify media in data records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implications for observation </li></ul></ul...
risks… <ul><li>Loss of coherence, navigability & authority </li></ul><ul><li>Unmanageability of data </li></ul><ul><li>Unc...
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Brief Intro to Hypermedia Ethnography

  1. 1. What is hypermedia ethnography? Bella Dicks
  2. 2. a digital environment <ul><li>Fieldwork </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observations – representations – records </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coding v. hyperlinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of different media </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypertext & multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unilinear v. multilinear writing </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. possibilities….. <ul><li>Diversify media in data records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implications for observation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implications for data management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bring diverse media together & interlink </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implications for thinking through relationships in the data set </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Present entire data set to reader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implications for scrutiny, re-use and ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experiment with digital politics/poetics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implications for multivocality; contingency; user participation… </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. risks… <ul><li>Loss of coherence, navigability & authority </li></ul><ul><li>Unmanageability of data </li></ul><ul><li>Uncertainty about multimedia integration </li></ul><ul><li>Need for screen design skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical issues: consent; anonymity </li></ul><ul><li>Information overload </li></ul>

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