I’d made it one of my New Year’s resolutions to get out of the house a bit more (my thesis, while still a long way from the final version, is now developed enough that I don’t feel like I should be feeling guilty if I’m not working on it *all the time*), and happily, on January 20th I headed down to London on the train as LSE were host to Bonnie Stewart for a seminar.
Bonnie’s presentation was entitled ‘Academic Twitter: The Intersection of Orality & Literacy in Scholarship?’, and drew upon her doctoral work, and linked academics’ use of Twitter to key thinkers and concepts from Internet Studies in relation to social networking sites. She argued that while Twitter is a text-based medium, the ways that people use it align with oral traditions. Lots to think about, and very timely for writing up my own PhD.
Further information, including a link to a recording of Bonnie’s talk, can be found online at http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lti/2015/12/17/networked-bonnie-stewart-20th-january-2016/ .