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Jill Walker Rettberg,University of Bergen<br />Personal Stories,<br />Corporate Templates<br />The Network as a Space and ...
Literary narrative genres develop from personal narrative practices<br />Photo: (CC) Lenore Edmanhttp://www.flickr.com/pho...
Writing girls<br />http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/<br />Image: http://flickr.com/photos/hand-nor-glove/1...
Personal media are the opposite of mass media.<br />Lüders, Marika (2008) ‘Conceptualizing Personal Media’. New Media and ...
Photo: Jeff Hitchcock (“Arbron”) (CC) http://www.flickr.com/photos/arbron/65785552/<br />
Photo from Flickr, CC by Dean Michaud (DNAMichaud)<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnamichaud/3237424855/<br />
Today’s narrative practices are changing rapidly.<br />Norway: every month 60% use Facebook; nearly 10% use Twitter (http:...
Miles Hochstein: A Documented Life http://www.documentedlife.com<br />
Eleanor Antin: Carving, 1972.<br />
Noah Kalina, 2006:<br />
http://www.everyday.noahkalina.com/<br />
People love it – and make their own versions<br />
Dailybooth.com<br />
Tehching Hsieh, 1980-1981<br />(<br />)<br />Thanks to Mark Jeffery for telling me about this.<br />
Simple rules seem to encourage everyday creativity.<br />
We follow cultural templates both in living and documenting our lives.<br />(CC) Carlos Mendozahttp://www.flickr.com/photo...
Preformatted baby journals are examples of normative discursive strategies that either implicitly or explicitly structure ...
http://corriehaffly.wordpress.com/2007/10/09/do-it-yourself-pregnancy-and-baby-journal/<br />
What happens when these narrative patterns aren’t hand-crafted but are automatically generated?<br />Image: (CC) Terrenin ...
trixietracker.com<br />
This is the opposite of the preformatted baby journal: our daily (unconscious?) patterns are visualised<br />
Four ways social media organises representations of our lives:<br />
Facebook Friend Visualiser (TouchGraph)<br />
Trixietracker.com<br />Google search history<br />Flickr.com Archive View<br />
The World as a Blog<br />Nike’s  “Just Map It”<br />“Countries I’ve visited”<br />
Mass cultural production follows templates set up by the professional entertainment industry. Are we even more firmly colo...
We’re always trapped in (and inspired by) genres, stereotypes, rituals, patterns.<br />
What would literary narratives following these personal but computationally assisted practices look like?<br />
A story told “in Facebook”?<br />
http://www.prototype-experience.com/<br />Or like those marketing campaigns that uses your data through Facebook Connect?<...
Or something better.What do you think?<br />
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Presentation given at The Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice, 8-10 Nov 2009, in Bergen, Norway.

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Personal Stories, Corporate Templates

  1. Jill Walker Rettberg,University of Bergen<br />Personal Stories,<br />Corporate Templates<br />The Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art PracticeBergen, November 8-10, 2009<br />Image: “iheartlatkes”, (CC) http://www.flickr.com/photos/41520827@N05/3901774629/<br />
  2. Literary narrative genres develop from personal narrative practices<br />Photo: (CC) Lenore Edmanhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lenore-m/467996341/<br />
  3. Writing girls<br />http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/<br />Image: http://flickr.com/photos/hand-nor-glove/179558293/ by “This Year’s Love”<br />
  4. Personal media are the opposite of mass media.<br />Lüders, Marika (2008) ‘Conceptualizing Personal Media’. New Media and Society 10 (6): 683-702. <br />
  5. Photo: Jeff Hitchcock (“Arbron”) (CC) http://www.flickr.com/photos/arbron/65785552/<br />
  6. Photo from Flickr, CC by Dean Michaud (DNAMichaud)<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnamichaud/3237424855/<br />
  7. Today’s narrative practices are changing rapidly.<br />Norway: every month 60% use Facebook; nearly 10% use Twitter (http://www.slideshare.net/PetterB/foredrag-om-delingskulturen)<br />
  8. Miles Hochstein: A Documented Life http://www.documentedlife.com<br />
  9. Eleanor Antin: Carving, 1972.<br />
  10. Noah Kalina, 2006:<br />
  11. http://www.everyday.noahkalina.com/<br />
  12. People love it – and make their own versions<br />
  13. Dailybooth.com<br />
  14. Tehching Hsieh, 1980-1981<br />(<br />)<br />Thanks to Mark Jeffery for telling me about this.<br />
  15. Simple rules seem to encourage everyday creativity.<br />
  16. We follow cultural templates both in living and documenting our lives.<br />(CC) Carlos Mendozahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/fotodisenocm/385028368/<br />
  17. Preformatted baby journals are examples of normative discursive strategies that either implicitly or explicitly structure our agencies.<br />Van Dijck, José (2007) Mediated Memories in the Digital Age. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP. <br />
  18. http://corriehaffly.wordpress.com/2007/10/09/do-it-yourself-pregnancy-and-baby-journal/<br />
  19. What happens when these narrative patterns aren’t hand-crafted but are automatically generated?<br />Image: (CC) Terrenin Virginiahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/8136496@N05/2196367188/<br />
  20. trixietracker.com<br />
  21. This is the opposite of the preformatted baby journal: our daily (unconscious?) patterns are visualised<br />
  22. Four ways social media organises representations of our lives:<br />
  23. Facebook Friend Visualiser (TouchGraph)<br />
  24. Trixietracker.com<br />Google search history<br />Flickr.com Archive View<br />
  25. The World as a Blog<br />Nike’s “Just Map It”<br />“Countries I’ve visited”<br />
  26. Mass cultural production follows templates set up by the professional entertainment industry. Are we even more firmly colonized by commercial media today than in the 20th century?<br />Manovich, Lev (2009) ‘The Practice of Everyday (Media) Life: From Mass Consumption to Mass Cultural Production.’ Critical Inquiry 35 (2):319-31. <br />Image:http://www.bijt.org/wordpress/2005/11/<br />
  27. We’re always trapped in (and inspired by) genres, stereotypes, rituals, patterns.<br />
  28. What would literary narratives following these personal but computationally assisted practices look like?<br />
  29. A story told “in Facebook”?<br />
  30. http://www.prototype-experience.com/<br />Or like those marketing campaigns that uses your data through Facebook Connect?<br />
  31. Or something better.What do you think?<br />

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