Archive for the 'Thesis' Category

My dissertation, finally

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

It took me almost five and a half years, from the first class to my final defense, but here it is: my dissertation. Maybe one day I’ll write about the emotional and personal cost of a PhD but for now, I’ll try to revel in the relief of completion. Comments, as always, welcome! And of […]

Summer Freedom of Code

Monday, May 26th, 2008

One of the tech activists participating in my dissertation research just told me about a project being run by Riseup called Summer Freedom of Code. This is a totally inspiring endeavour, one that reaffirms my decision to stick with my research topic, and assures me that social justice organizing and activism are not dead – […]

Teaching for survival: Subverting the status quo

Monday, May 19th, 2008

I will be attending the International Communication Association conference, which takes place later this week in Montreal. I am participating in a pre-conference workshop entitled Bridging the Scholar/Activist Divide in the Field of Communication – exactly up my alley. I wrote the abstract last fall sometime, and haven’t really looked at it since then. My […]

Open Web Vancouver

Monday, March 10th, 2008

I will be giving a talk at Open Web Vancouver 2008 that works out one of the strands of my thesis dealing with open source as method of knowledge production, with a focus on the academy. This will be fun and a bit nerve wracking, as the audience will be the most hardcore geek (straight […]

Hello world!

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Welcome to the new and improved GGJ site! It’s been a long time coming but I’m finally ready to kick off my thesis project. This blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for data collection and analysis. Personal commentary – the various musings and mutterings of a mildly neurotic fourth year doctoral student […]