Blogosphere powepoint

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Blogosphere powepoint

  1. 1. Blogs and the Crisis of Authorship:An article by Dr Chris Chesher<br />
  2. 2. Who is.. Dr. Chris Chesher?<br />Where’s he been?<br />What does he do?<br />Currently teaches at USYD<br />Previously at UNSW, UTS, Newcastle Uni<br />Worked for many different areas of journalism and media production<br />Teaches, lectures and oversees research.<br />Published in many places since 2003<br />Digital mediums, Video games, and mobile phones at U2 concerts.<br />
  3. 3. Plus, He rocks up to our lectures.<br />ANYWAYS!!<br />
  4. 4. Onto the Article...<br />Published in 2005 as a Blog-like post.<br />Initially; blogs as unimportant.<br />Now; blogs have authority.<br />Blog community; grown dramatically.<br />Blogs as continually emerging narratives; ongoing discourse<br />Popular by reception<br />Democratic nature?<br />Will it lead tosocial change?<br />Centralised?<br />
  5. 5. Authorship..<br />Context is expected<br />Context = Metacommunication (information about information) (Bateson)<br />Reader completes experience through understanding context<br />Non-present author represented in context of writing<br /> Knowledge from group to individual<br />Concept of author romanticised<br />Author determined field of context as well <br />
  6. 6. Blogs and Authorship<br />Problematic<br />No pre-determined amount of information<br />Legitimacy of information?<br />Much more of an infrastructure for info<br />Username, URL, profile privacy levels etc.<br />
  7. 7. Blogs and Authorship pt 2<br />Also, can become significant through relevance in the mediai.e. Dan Rather.<br />A replacement of current homepages<br />More user friendly, opens it up to more people<br />Books and Blogs do differ, but also have similarities.<br />No “deadline” for a blog (unless it has subscribers)<br />No quality filter for blogs<br />Open dialogue<br />
  8. 8. Arguments against<br />Webpages VS Blogs; conventional?<br />Webpages aren’t meant to be discursive or overly “wordy”<br />Flawed comparison; use of blogs to websites.<br />Collaborative writing in blogs?<br />Messy crediting necessary? (Unnecessary; not a book) <br />Create a third, collaborative persona?<br />
  9. 9. Questions?<br />
  10. 10. References<br />Bateson, Gregory (1972) Steps to an ecology of mind, New York: Ballantine Books.<br />Chesher, Christopher (2005) &apos;Blogs and the crisis of authorship&apos; http://incsub.org/blogtalk/?page_id=40<br />Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. (1993) The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.<br />

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