September 29, 2003


I'm writing my paper for the AoIR conference. The process has been somewhat daunting - everytime I look at my proposal, I experience something akin to what Liz describes as writer's amnesia.

What the hell was I thinking when I wrote this thing?

I have a feeling the final version (personal deadline: draft due tonight) is going to look remarkably different from my proposal. My outline sure looks different.

Posted by Jason at September 29, 2003 10:23 AM | TrackBack

"I have a feeling the final version ... is going to look remarkably different from my proposal."

As it should ;)

PS - I love orange!

Posted by: Anne at September 30, 2003 7:02 AM | Permalink to Comment

Thanks Anne :)

Posted by: Jason at September 30, 2003 5:56 PM | Permalink to Comment

You were thinking of Foucault, Discipline and Punish


The textual bars might be less transparent than the lines of text on a page, but they remained nonetheless.

There is a wonderful allusion to escape through time in the sentence: the textual bars remained. The tense is highly suggestive. If they remained, do they still remain? The nature of experience affects future interaction with an artefact or a series of artefacts. Immersion, interaction, immersion, interaction. Not an either-or but a series of positions.

Was that where the thinking was leading?

Posted by: Francois Lachance at October 1, 2003 10:24 AM | Permalink to Comment

In fact, it sort of was Francois, although your evocation of Foucault was new, but interesting, to me in regards to the paper. I am thinking through issues of reader(player)/author(developer) relationships, but was not doing so explicitly in terms of power...

Hmm. More to mull over...

Posted by: Jason at October 1, 2003 2:36 PM | Permalink to Comment
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