Reading Notes: Foucault Parts III-V


I reached nearly 3,000 words in my notes on these sections of The Archaeology of Knowledge, so what you’re reading here represents a summary of my reading notes. I kept trying to use my notes as a way to write myself into understanding the reading; although I ended up quoting lines from the text (turns…
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Mind Map #2: So Foucault Enters this Rabbit Hole…

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On Shelley’s recommendation, I started thinking about how our theorists begin answering the questions I posed in my initial mind map. And I started drawing connections between two sets of tags: the authors who represent theories we’ve studied and the terms network, node, hierarchies, and connections. What I discovered surprised me. I’ve already made more…
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Reading Notes: Foucault Parts I and II

Summary Part I The major idea introduced in Part I is that discourse must be considered in its relationship to other discourses and other aspects of discourse. Its defined characteristics should be determined in its relationship to its context and content, and to other discourses, in the same genre as well as to other discourse…
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My Memory Network

Posted in response to the following prompt as a classmate-assigned asynchronous learning activity. Take a few minutes to brainstorm/freewrite a list of all the places where you have data stored in memory – all the types of memory you use and access. Think about the different types of data you store in these various places….
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Notes on How Stuff Works: Social Networks

Looking Before Facebook Facebook has become the quintessential online social network, but it has not always been so, nor was it the first of the online social networks. Online social networks emerged as the earliest forms of the Internet, like dial-up bulletin-board systems (BBS) (Grabianowski, 2009). These early tools were designed to connect people with…
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Mindmap #1: The Rabbit Hole

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At this point in the class, more questions than answers face me. In one sense I recognize the relative simplicity of a network: a connection of nodes. On the other hand, I quickly complicate my simple definition with questions: Are nodes relatively static? Are they predefined via framework or developed on the fly through the action of…
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Object of Study: Google Analytics

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I have chosen Google Analytics as my object of study for ENGL 894 Theories of Networks. More specifically, I have chosen the Google Analytics account I manage on behalf of the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Although this account is a sub-account on the larger University of Richmond Google Analytics roll-up…
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Theories of Networks

Although some might argue otherwise, it’s difficult to theorize without immersion in the topic of study. So we started the class this evening by creating our own class network using Popplet, a mind mapping tool. Check out the results of this evening’s work. Networks are a little messy, especially at the beginning. This class, itself…
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Am I in The Digital Humanities?

I’m reading a series in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the digital humanities, and it’s sparked this question: assuming I intend to focus on technology and new media in my doctoral program, will my scholarship be considered “digital humanities”? To me, “digital humanities” suggests more visual presentation and analysis of data rather than traditional…
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