My 2010 publications (out and upcoming)

Publicationwise, 2010 is turning out to be a really good year, where Im harvesting the fruit of, in some cases, several years of work.

 First and foremost, I’m happy to announce that our reader The International Handbook of Internet Research (eds. Hunsinger, Klastrup and Allen) is finally out and can be bought via the publisher Springer’s website (plus on Amazon and other places). The book contains more than 30 articles by researchers from the US, Australia and Europe, showcasing a multitude of perspective on internet studies. I have uploaded the table of contents of the book here for inspiration.  Apart from co-editing the book, I have also contributed with a chapter of my own: “Understanding Online (Game) worlds”.   

I’m also proud to have a chapter in another anthology, which is the result of a very interesting seminar on multimodality that I attended last year. The anthology is titled  Skrift/Bilde/Lyd, it is edited by my versatile Norwegian colleague Martin Engebretsen and contains a number of articles on how to analyse multimodal texts, not the least digital texts. My article is titled: “Når handlingsrummet bliver en modalitet: om spilæstetisk analyse af websites”. You can get the book via the publisher’s (Høyskoleforlaget) homepage. If you are student or researcher and want to take a look at my article, send me a mail and I’ll be happy to send you a final draft version of it.

With my colleague, Ida Engholm,  I have published an extended paper, expanding the paper “Websites as Artefacts : A New Model for Website Analysis” which we presented at the New Media and Interactivity Conference in Istanbul earlier this year. You can find the extended version of the paper here. In the paper, we present what we believe is an operational model for the analysis of both “web 1.0” and “web 2.0” websites. It includes an analysis of Issey Miyake’s website and a Facebook profile.

I have also published a small article in the journal Language at Work, where I discuss how to use social media for professional (research) communication. It is titled “Professionally Social: Using Social Media for Professional (Research) Communication” and can be downloaded from the journal’s website.

Locally, the Danish website Designværkstedet (a portal for Danish teachers) has published a small article presenting some of my thoughts on statusupdates on Facebook as a new form of storytelling:  Sociale fortællinger – statusopdateringers funktion på sociale netværkssites.
In the pipeline  is an article for anthology on Lord of the Rings Online, written with Susana Tosca, about Lord of the Rings as a transmedial worlds. I’m currently also working on an expanded version on my IAMCR paper on Facebook groups as “affective audiences” (see this blogpost) to be published as article in international journal plus preparing a paper on classicual music culture on YouTube.  And I am still trying to find time to work on my book on a narratology for social media.

Slides from my IAMCR confpres on Facebook groups and audiences

Update: Slides are now withdrawn – but you are welcome to contact me via email if you want to see them and/or read the working paper, on which the presentation is based.

As promised in my presentation, here are my slides from the presentation “Publics for a day? The affective “audiences” on Facebook” with some graphs and stats regarding the emergence, posting patterns, life cycle etc of three Danish Facebook groups, created as reaction to some major news stories. Since this is work in progress, the slides will only be available until Sunday July 25th, after which they will be withdrawn, as I want to turn my findings and the paper on this subject (which should be available in the IAMCR2010 “proceedings”)  into a proper journal paper soon… Comments much welcome :).

Residential Aviz, Porto, Portugal is closed down by official authorities

Im posting this to help other travellers to the city of Porto, Portugal. If you consider booking the small hotel “Residential Aviz”,  Av Rodriguez de Freitas 451, it has been closed by the official authorities and you will be reallocated to another hotel on arrival, have to walk there (10 min), and might risk ending up in a worse hotel of lesser quality (I was in fact taken from the replacement hotel to a 3rd “residential” with 2 star ranking, on the 4th floor with no elevator and the worst bed I ever slept in). Just so you be warned!

The attitude of the female receptionist in Aviz was the most arrogant Ive ever experienced in a hotel, not a word of excuse, just rude instructions to the replacement hotel! They dont deserve to get any future customers. They will likely reopen but there was no indication when, when I was there.

 Lisbeth, July 23rd, 2010. 

Undersøgelse om brug af Facebook-grupper

Jeg er for øjeblikket i gang med at undersøge, hvad der får folk til at melde sig ind i Facebook-grupper og hvad de håber at få ud af det. Derfor har jeg lavet en lille spørgeskemaundersøgelse, som jeg håber du måske vil besvare, hvis du er blevet henvist til denne hjemmeside. Hvis du deltager, har du også mulighed for at vinde 2 billetter til Nordisk Films Biografer.

Deltag i undersøgelsen ved at klikke på dette link:

På forhånd tak for din hjælp 🙂

mvh Lisbeth

Talking about web 2.0 (in Danish) on is, to my knowledge, a unique endeavour, initiated by my longtime colleague and friend Ida Engholm. The site, now hosted at the Danish Museum for Art and Design, is still under development and is meant to function as a continous online museum documenting the webdesign (and content genre) history of the www.  Currently in Danish only, but meant to exist in an English version too. It already holds a lot of both international and Danish websites, dating back to the early 1990’s.  Just like an offline museum, is also meant to host regular curated special exhibitions. The first exhibition (in Danish) is already online, titled “From Alpha to Beta” it presents select turnings points in the history of the development of the www, through the use of “expert interviews” and screenshots. I’m one of the people talking about web 2.0 – you can find my and the other web 2.0 videos on this page/”room” in the museum.