Started the day with a meeting to review submissions for the first Video Remix project for Children and Mass Media (CD167). The final products were an interesting collection of video projects but none really embodied a true remix in my opinion. Sarah, Julie, and I agreed we should record our comments from the meetings and prepare a paper for the Chronicles of Higher Education.
Then I returned to the lab. No regular group meeting today for the Buddy Project as many team members were out of the office for various reasons. I began working to compile transcription quotes highlighted by coder 1 and coder 2 in the final coding tallies. A tedious job but it’s interesting to see how each coder approached the task.
Watching the remix videos really inspired me to do more editing work of my own. Considering the end destination I would like to arrive at following the completion of this program, I thought it would be very nice to work in production, possible run a studio. With all the talk about Boston becoming ‘Hollywood East’ I don’t think it is that much of a stretch.
To do this week:
- Finish compiling coding quotes for dyads 1-27
- Provide feedback for OST chapter
- Revise JME sections for Character coding paper
- Submit statement of goals for Prelim review
I never thought I would find myself reading about religion and being completely inthralled. Yet, here I am sitting at my desk, a cluttered mess of sticky notes and highlighted journal articles, reading about an evolutionary-epistemological account of intellectual arrogance and intellectual humility. What began as a means to an end has become an eye-opening and jaw dropping inquiry into the ways of world in which I live.
This also comes at an interesting intersection of life events, shifting priorities and encounters with new people. I came here to study child development. How did I end up engulfed in a discussion about the cataphatic and apophatic strands of religion and spirituality?
Yesterday I looked at the calendar and realized it already August. The eighth month of the year. Really? How did that happen so soon? I can just remember ringing in the New Year and now we are already more than half way through the year. Time really does fly. So, in an ode to the benefits of time management here are the goals I would like to accomplish for this week:
- JYA Chapter
- EP 50th Film
- SRCD Application
Women’s Media Literacy Wkshp
- Draft SRCD integrative statement
- Send draft to JYA coauthors
- Cut clips from Feldman, Gidney, Scarlett Interviews & send to Julie
There is so much more I would like to accomplish, but I’ll start with these and see what happens.