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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00180
Title
Travels in Intertextuality: the autopoetic identity of remix culture
Author
Joel Anthony Flynn
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
Master of Applied Science
Year
2006
Number of Pages
437
University
Simon Fraser University
Thesis Supervisor
Mike Dobson
Supervisor e-mail
mdobson AT sfu.ca
Other Supervisor(s)
John Bowes
Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Interactive Arts and Technology
Languages Familiar to Author
English, French, Spanish
URL where full thesis can be found
Keywords
: digital culture; psychology; emergence; value; method; metaphor
Abstract: 200-400 words
Travels in Intertextuality aims for what John Berger would call “ways of seeing” digital media artifacts and interacting cultural texts. Using Lev Manovich’s Language of New Media, these “new media objects” are seen through the metaphorical “coordinated set of lenses” of Michael Cole’s Cultural Psychology. In addressing issues of “writing” and identity in the digital age at the intersection of technology, art, and commerce, this highly exploratory work looks for ways to perceive “value” in remix culture through ecological models of sociocultural systems. The thesis “follows the problem” of remix through “pioneering research”, “reflective practice”, and shifting contexts for expansive learning. Emerging from significant pools of digital media, “remix value” is analysed through cultural-historical perspectives, as well as through the autopoietic perspectives of “self-making” biological and sociolinguistic systems.