Communicating this project has been, well… a project of it’s own. It is no wonder because an important starting point for this project is contact/outreach/linkages to understand collaboration between academia, industry and government (the classic triple-helix triangle).
Since starting August 17th 2009 I have explored how different forms of social networked media, mainly two different WordPress blog’s (this one and http://pernillaseverson.wordpress.com) and the microblog tool Twitter (as @perseverson and @pernillaseverso).
Finalizing the project (ending 9,5 work months later December 31st) I have made a collection of my blog post’s from the first one August 18th 2009 and the one’s published up til today, October 24th 2010: MMSS1 FoU Delprojekt_PS_SamladBlogginlagg
In the social networked media world linking to your own material is not unusal. More often than seldom link’s appear on Twitter where blogger’s refer to earlier blog post’s on a current theme. And it is not uncommon that digital media content end up in physical form, for example collecting and publishing your own images.
My Blog Post Collection is meant partly to give insight to the knowledge production process during this project. But more significantly, to give insight to media, innovation and participation. Here are some first reflections.
Looking back on the published 40 blog post’s, they show a process of entering a new arena through questions, issues, reflections, debates, abstracts, articles, clarifications, chit chat, academic lingo, results, Swedish, English etcetera.
A prominent theme is how the process of making sense of media, innovation and participation is structured along “mapping persons and papers”, “meaningful approaches to phenomena” and “transparent and accountable”. It is a political journey from “innovation as innocent and possible” to “innovation as political and sometimes hindering”. It is also a personal journey from having no other communication arena than the blog to demanding and also creating other arenas.
Being a voice in the digital world has not always meant that people have been listening to me. What it has meant is that I have been accepted as a conversation partner on Twitter and have gotten a spurred interest for the project helping legitimating me for interviews with companies. More on this will be developed in the final report which will be published both in Swedish and English.
If you’re interested in specific topics and or issues, just let me know.