Hi all,
Welcome to a special theme week devoted to interrogating “Immersion”. 

This week’s In Media Res line-up:

Monday, April 13, 2009 – Judd Ruggill (Arizona State University) presents: “'C'mere, stay’: Immersion as Immergence, Pervasion, and Abeyance ”

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 – Bryan Carter (University of Central Missouri) presents: “Building Community: Virtual Harlem and the evolving role of the modern educator - New Digitals”
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 – Ryan Moeller (Utah State University) presents: “Multiple Perspectives on Player Immersion”
Thursday, April 16, 2009 – Marcel O’Gorman (University of Waterloo) presents: “TBA”
Friday, April 17, 2009 – Ken McAllister (University of Arizona) presents: “Asceticism”

Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.
In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship.

Each day, a different scholar will curate a 30-second to 3-minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response.

We use the title "curator" because, like a curator in a museum, you are repurposing a media object that already exists and providing context through your commentary, which frames the object in a particular way.

The clip/comment combination are intended to both introduce the curator's work to the larger community of scholars (as well as non-academics who frequent the site) and, hopefully, encourage feedback/discussion from that community.

Theme weeks are designed to generate a networked conversation between curators. All the posts for that week will thematically overlap and the participating curators each agree to comment on one another's work.

Our goal is to promote an online dialogue amongst scholars and the public about contemporary approaches to studying media.

In Media Res  provides a forum for more immediate critical engagement with media at a pace closer to how we typically experience media
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