Saturday, November 16, 2002

There are some brilliant women in Norway...

Torill Mortensen's blog Thinking with my fingers discusses, amongst tales of teaching and academic weirdness, "Multiple User Dungeons (MUDs), media studies and reader-response theory, role-play games and online communication - put together at random." And if there were an email address on the site, I would send her a message about how incredibly interesting I think it all is ;)

I'd also like to thank Torill for introducing me to Jill Walker's blog. She's finishing off her PhD on the "relationship between reader and text in digital narratives" at the University of Bergen. (And her advisor is Espen Aarseth, author of the excellent Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature.) Good luck, Jill!

And to top it all off, the two of them have written a great paper on blogs in research, Blogging Thoughts: Personal Publication as an Online Research Tool (pdf) - inspired by their own sites, which "were originally used as a way to keep our focus while online, serving as constant little reminders of the real topics we were supposed to write about. They soon developed beyond being digital ethnographers' journals and into a hybrid between journal, academic publishing, storage space for links and site for academic discourse." Cool.

jill/txt also points at some damn smart and interesting women bloggers. So far, I've managed to check out: Lisbeth Klastrup at the University of Copenhagen, Elizabeth Lane Lawley, techno-librarian, and grumpygirl, who writes about yours truly: "I bet she never wears mismatched socks." And it's true, I don't ;)

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