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Class Presentation with Paula Citron

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  • 1. Sandra Moloney & Paula Citron September 14, 2010
  • 2. Pop Cosmopolitanism
    • “ The ways that the transcultural flows of popular culture inspires new forms of global consciousness and cultural competency.”
    • – Jenkins
      • People use popular culture to express generational differences or to articulate fantasies of social, political, and cultural transformation.
  • 3. Relationships to Texts
    • Infatuation with an alternative world
    • An escape from reality
    • Relationships with the intangible
      • SecondLife.Com
  • 4. Questions…
    • What do you think of Second Life?
    • Would you use it?
    • Could you see how this would become a reality for some?
  • 5. Connecting to a Virtual World
    • Impersonation- become who you want to be
    • Conduct yourself in a manner that may not be acceptable in real life (i.e. fighting, killing)
    • Lack of communication skills due to technology
      • Chatroulette
  • 6. Questions…
    • What is your escape from reality? Do you have one?
    • Have any of you had a web based relationship?
      • Friend
      • Significant Other
      • “ Pen Pal”
      • Connection to Family
    • Do people conduct themselves differently in web based relationships?
  • 7. Fandom
    • Subculture
    • Characterised by feelings of camaraderie
    • Spend large amounts of time and energy
    • Social Networks
      • Star Trek Vs. Star Wars
      • Klingon Language
  • 8. Questions…
    • What are you a fan of?
    • Is your “everyday identity” separate from your identity as a fan?
    • Do you interact with other fans over the internet?
  • 9.