Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What is love? (by Anthony Quinn)

"What Is Love? I don't know You know, when I was a kid I wondered what would love be like When it happened to me I mean would it be the same As loving cherry pie, riding a bike Hey look ma, no hands Snitching a drag on a cigarette It would hardly seem likely So I asked around Hey, what is love?

The answer was always the same You'll know when it happens You know, you know, people say What a beautiful day, I love it Oh, I love that song Peanut brittle gets in my teeth But I love it Oh, I love those shoes I love the Yankees Me, I love ketchup on my french fries Everything is love, love, love, love If everybody knows everything about love

Then how come I can't get an answer to what is love And when I got a little older I also wondered what would The love of my life be called Elsie, Helen, Maggie, Beaulah, Rosie Then I realized it didn't matter Because I would always call her honey So, what is love?

You know, when I first met you I mean, I don't know that I fell in love I'm not even sure that I love you now I only know that with you I'm comfortable, I'm at ease That I can be me, myself You want to know something You're a headache I can put up with Argue with, even fight with But you're also my aspirin 'Cause you're the one I want to make up with I find that I don't mind Seeing in the morning with those watchyamajigs in your hair

I don't even mind at bedtime when you take off that girdle And you yawn and you scratch yourself In fact, I kind of like it It pleases me, I enjoy it Now, if all this means I love you Then I ahh, I guess I ahh, I love you So, if you ask me what is love? I'd say ahh, I think I'd say ahh No, I'd have to say ahh It's you"

Note: lyrics of the recording are from

Richard Rorty (October 4, 1931 – June 8, 2007)

Richard Rorty, Edited by Charles Guignon & David R. Hiley, 2003

Rorty, R. Objectivity, Relativism and Truth. Philosophical Papers (1991)

Richard Rorty (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)


Rorty, Richard Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, 1979

Rorty, Richard (1989) Contingency, Irony and Solidarity
Flick, Uwe (2009) An Introduction to Qualitative Research

A Companion to Qualitative Research (2004), edited by Uwe Flick, Ernst Von Kardoff and Ines Steinke

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Marshall McLuhan ( July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980)

The Gutemberg Galaxy: the making of typographic man (1962), by Marshall McLuhan

Essay: The Playboy Interview: Marshall McLuhan. A candid conversation with the high priest of popcult and metaphysician of media. From “The Playboy Interview: Marshall McLuhan”, Playboy Magazine, March 1969.

books about his work

The Virtual Marshall McLuhan (2001), by Donald F. Theal

MCLuhan in space. A Cultural Geography (2002), by Richard Cavell

Marshall Mcluhan. The medium and the messenger (1989)by Philip Marchand

Digital Mcluhan. A guide to the information Millennium (1999), by Paul Levinson

Marshall Mcluhan. Critical evaluations in cultural theory, (2005) edited by Gary Genoske

Glossary of Mcluhan Terms and concepts, by G. Lynne Alexandrova

Toward a Civilization of Collective Intelligence, by Pierre Lévy

Toward a Civilization of Collective Intelligence, by Pierre Lévy. IV Congress of Cybersociety. Team Work: Metaverses and 3D Environments

Information Economy Metalanguage

Online qualitative research and metaverses, by Benny Rigaux Bricmont and Leila El Kamel

Online qualitative research and metaverses, by Benny Rigaux-Bricmont and Leila El Kamel. IV Congress of Cybersociety. Work Team: Metaverses and 3D Environments

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Divine Comedy (songs of love)

Paul Watzlawick (July 25, 1921 - March 31, 2007


The Interactional View Paul Watzlawick (1922- ) and the Palo Alto Group, by Robert T. Craig

El arte de amargarse la vida,(1989), Paul Watzlawick, traduc Xavier Moll,

Gaye Tuchman (1945-)

academic webpage


Media Institutions. Qualitative Methods in the study of news (1991), Gaye Tuchman.

The Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis

The Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Linguistic Relativism (Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis) vs. Universal Grammar

Klaus Krippendorff

academic webpage



Content Analysis: An Introduction to its Methodology, by Klaus Krippendorff, 2004

Klaus Krippendorff's Dictionary of Cybernetics

The Semantic turn, a new foundation for design (2006), by Klaus Krippendorff

On Communication. Otherness, Meaning, and Information (edited by Fernando Bermejo), 2009, Klaus Krippendorff

Information Theory. Structural Models for Qualitative Data (1986), by Klaus Krippendorff

Coding Verbal Data What to Optimize? (slides) by Klaus Krippendorff, 2008

Robert T Craig

academic webpage

Communication as a Practice, by Robert T Craig, 2006

Dewey and Gadamer on Practical Reflection: Toward a Methodology for the Practical Disciplines, by Robert T Craig, 2001

So. What do you guys think? Think Talk and process in student-led classroom discussion, by Robert T. Craig and Alena L. Sanusi, 2001

Metadiscourse, Theory and Practice, by Robert T. Craig, 1999

Multiple Goals in Discourse, by Robert T. Craig, 1990

Communication Theory As A Field, Craig, R. T. (1999). Communication theory as a field. Communication Theory, 9(2), 199-161
From Consumers to Users: Shifting the Deeper Structures of Regulation Toward Sustainable Commons and User Access, by Yochai Benkler, 2000
New Media and Communication Research: Current Epistemological Approaches
Dr. Wail Ismail A. Barry



Interdisciplinarity: An Introductionion, by Michael Seipel, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinarity, by Joe Moran (2002)

"La interdisciplinariedad y la transdisciplinariedad en las ciencias: una mirada a la teoría bibliológico-informativa"
, Nuria Esther Pérez MatosI; Emilio Setién Quesada.
ACIMED, Print version ISSN 1024-9435, ACIMED vol.18 no.4 Ciudad de La Habana Oct. 2008

Practising Interdisciplinarity (2002), edited by Peter Weingart and Nico Stehr

"Interdisciplinariedad y Redes Epistemológicas de la Ciencia en Internet", Karim Gherab Martín. ARBOR Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura. CLXXXV 737 mayo-junio (2009) 611-622 ISSN: 0210-1963, doi: 1041/arbor.2009.185 n.737

Interdisciplinary Vocabularies at the University of Toronto’s Culture and
Communications Seminar, 1953-19551
. Media in Transition 6: stone and papyrus, storage and transmission. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 24-26 April 2009, by Michael Darroch

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Springsteen/Rem (man on the moon)

Mott the Hoople and the Game of Life. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Andy Kaufman in the wrestling match. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Monopoly, twenty one, checkers, and chess. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mister Fred Blassie in a breakfast mess. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Let's play Twister, let's play Risk. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
See you in heaven if you make the list. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey Andy, did you hear about this one? Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey baby, are we losing touch?
If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool

Moses went walking with the staff of wood. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Newton got beaned by the apple good. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Egypt was troubled by the horrible asp. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mister Charles Darwin had the gall to ask. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey Andy, did you hear about this one? Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey baby, are you having fun?
If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool

Here's a little agit for the never-believer. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Here's a little ghost for the offering. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Here's a truck stop instead of Saint Peter's. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Mister Andy Kaufman's gone wrestling (wrestling bears). Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey Andy, did you hear about this one? Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
Hey Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey baby, are we losing touch?
If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool

If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool
If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool
If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon
If you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool
Beyond Access: The Digital Divide and Internet uses and Gratifications, by Jaeho Cho, Homero Gil de Zuñiga, Hernando Rojas and Dhavan V. Shan, 2003

How Marketers Should Manage Online Adverse Event Reporting (Ogilvy PR 360 digital influence pharma)

Social Media – Making it Business Relevant (the pew internet & american life project)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ben & Ellen Harper (tomorrow is a long time)

Robert Ezra Park (1864-1944)



The City. Suggestions for Investigation of Human Behavior in Urban environment (1925), by Robert E. Park and Ernest W. Burgess

Robert E. Park's theory of newspapers and news. by Andrew McLeliand, Graduate Program in Communications McGili University, Montréal March,1995"

Jefferson Pooley

academic webpage

Matthew J. Hornsey

academic webpage

Kernel of Truth or Motivated Stereotype? Interpreting and Responding to Negative Generalizations about your Groups,by Matthew Hornsey, 2008

Marshall Scott Poole

academic webpage


Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation (2004), edited by Marshall Scott Poole and Andrew H. Van de Ven

Theories of Small Groups. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2005), edited by Marshall Scott Poole and Andrea B. Hollingshead

Perspectives on Organizational Communication. Finding Common Ground (2002), edited by Steven R. Corman and Marshall Scott Poole

Organizational Change and Innovation Processes. Theory and Methods for Research (2000), by Marshall Scott Poole, Andrew H. Van de Ven, Kevin Dooley, Michael E. Holmes

Communication and Group Decission Making (1996), edited by Randy Y. Hirokawa and Marshall Scott Poole

Group Communication Methodology, by Marshall Scott Poole, Joann Keyton and Lawrence R. Frey, 1999

The Virtual Worlds Exploratorium, by Marshall Scott Poole (slides)

Virtual World Observatory: Redefining Social and Network Science research in Virtual Worlds

Shanto Iyengar (1947-)


Political Communication Lab (Stanford University), directed by Shanto Iyengar

How Framing Influences Citizen Understanding of Public Issues. An Interview with Shanto Iyengar, a Leading Scholar on Frame Effects, by Jane Feinberg (March, 2009)

Explorations in Political Psychology, edited by Shanto Iyengar and William J. McGuirre, 1995

Is anyone responsible? How television frames political issues, by Shanto Iyengar, 1994

Framing Responsibility for Political Issues: The Case of Poverty, by Shanto Iyengar
Political Behavior, Vol. 12, No. 1, Cognition and Political Action. (Mar., 1990), pp. 19-40

Ben Harper Relentless7 (under pressure)

W. Lance Bennett

academic webpage
Political Communication Resources (webpage) by W. Lance Benet


Changing Citizenship in the Digital Age, by W. Lance Bennett, 2007

Mediated Politics. Communication in the Future of Democracy,(2001), edited by W.Lance Bennett and Robert M. Entman

Gatekeeping and Press-Government Relations: A Multigated Model of News Construction, by W. Lance Benet, 2004

Branded Political Communication: Lyfestyle Politics, Logo Campaigns, and the Role of Global Citizenship, by W. Lance Bennett, 2003

Communicating global activism. Strengths and vulnerabilities of network politics, by W. Lance Bennett, 2004

Steven S. Wildman


Why New Media Services are Different, by Steven S. Wildman

Policy and Economics:Framework and Lessons from Case Studies (slides), by Steven S. Wildman

Peter R. Monge

academic webpage

Theories of Communication Networks, by Peter R. Monge and Noshir S. Contractor, 2003

Emergence of Communication Networks, 2001, by Peter R. Monge and Noshir. S. Contractor

(Re) Designing Dynamic Organizations, by Peter R. Monge, 1993

Knowledge Resource. Sharing in Dispersed Multinational Teams: Three Theoretical Lenses, by Janet Fulk, Peter Monge and Andrea B. Hollingshead, 2005

The Role of the Global Telecommunications Network in Bridging Economic and Political Divides, 1989 to 1999, by Peter Monge and Sorin Matei

Communication Technology for Global Network Organizations, by Peter R. Monge and Janet Fuk, 1999

David Zarefsky (1942-)

academic webpage


Persistent Questions in the Theory of Argument Fields, by David Zarefsky, 1992

Lance Holbert

academic webpage

Political Communication, 2010, by William L. Benoit and Lance Holbert

The importance of indirect effects in media effects research: testing for mediation in structural equation modeling.By R. Lance Holbert & Michael T. Stephenson, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Dec, 2003

Friday, February 5, 2010

Norman K. Denzin

academic webpage

The Research Act. A theoretical Introduction to Sociological Methods.(originally published, 1970)

Qualitative Research, by Norman K Denzin and Yvonnas S. Lincon, 2005

The landscape of Qualitative Resarch. Theories and Issues (2003), edited by Norman K Denzin and Yvonnas Lincoln

Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry (2003), by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonnas Lincoln

Postmodernism and Deconstructionism, by Norman K. Denzin, 1994

Turning Points in Qualitative Research (2003, edited by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonnas Lincoln

Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative materials, 2003, edited by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonnas Lincoln

William L. Benoit

academic webpage

Argument Fields and Forms of Argument in Natural Language, by William L. Benoit and James J. Lindsey, 1986

Argument evaluation, by William L. Benoit, 1986

Accounts, Excuses and Apologizes. A Theory of Image Restoration Strategies, 1995

The Role of Argumentation in Source Credibility
, by William L Benoit, 1992

Seeing spots. A Functional Analysis of Presidential Televison Advertisemts (1952-1996), by William L. Benoit, 1999.

Michael Pfau (March 14, 1945 - March 12, 2009)

With Malice Toward All? The Media and Public Confidence in Democratic Institutions, by Patricia Moy and Michael Pfau, 2000

The Persuasion Handbook. Developments in Theory and Practice, by Ja,es Price Dillard and Michael Pfau, 2002

Designing Messages for Behavioral Inoculation, by Michael Pfau, 1995

Persuasion: An Intrinsic Function of Public Relations, by Michael Pfau and Hua Hsin Wan, 2006

Objects of Migration, by Däniel Vandermissen

Objects of Migration, by Däniel Vandermissen

Dan Yapungku in, SL Daniël Vandersmissen in RL work made by Däniel Vandermissen for the GT Metaverses and 3D Environments, IV Congress of Cybersociety, 2009

Thursday, February 4, 2010

network theory

Mark Granovetter (born 1943)(Wikipedia)

Mark S. Granovetter (academic webpage)
The Strenght of Weak Ties, by Mark S. Granovetter. American Journal of Sociology. Volume 78, Issue 6, May 1973

Silicon Valley Networks Analysis Project (Network Visualization Software, Network Analysis Software)

Bruno Latour, Spheres and Networks: Two ways to Reinterpret Globalization.
A lecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. February 17, 2009, immediately after the preceding lecture by Peter Sloterdijk

The Network Paradigm in Organizational Research:A Review and Typology
Stephen P. Borgatti & Pacey C. Foster, 2003, Journal of Management 2003 29(6) 991–1013

Introduction to Social Network Theory, Chapter 2. Some Basic Network Concepts and Propositions, Charles Kadushin, 2004

Network Theory: The Basics (slides), Jason Owen-Smith

Actor-Network Theory, by Martin Ryder

Network Theory and Analysis. University of Twente

Actor Network Theory, by G. David Garson

Actor Network Theory (slides) Ketrina Yim, 2009

Actor Network Theory and Media: Do They connect and on what terms?, Nick Couldry
Chapter for A. Hepp et al. (eds) Cultures of Connectivity (2004)

Network Theory and Small Groups by Nancy Katz, David Lazer,Holly Arrow, Noshir Contractor.

Network Perspectives In The Evaluation Of Development Interventions: More Than A
by Rick Davies, November 2003

Understanding Online Social Network Usage from a Network Perspective by Fabian Schneider, Anja Feldmann, Balachander Krishnamurthy,Walter Willinger

The Network Perspective. Its Origin and Differences to the Marketing Management Approach, by Svante Andersson

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