Re(a)d Wedding: A Case Study Exploring Everyday Information Behaviors of the Transmedia Fan
Information behavior lens to study how transmedia fans negotiate... . Fans - production and consumption. De Certeau - everyday life practice + Floridi - infosphere, "information is our environment" = postdigital everyday life practice
Fandom "regular, emotionally involved consumption of a given popular narrative" Sandvoss 2007
transmedia - media-hopping network of intertextualities.
Studied Game of Thrones - Red Wedding
engagement - Nahl 2007
para-active engagement Evans 2016 (like para text)
updating the "iceberg theory" Hemmingway
hyperdiegsis "creation of a vast and detailed narrative space only a fraction of which is ever directly seen or encountered within the text (Hills 2002)
takeaway - everyday information behavior model of transmedia fan
Before Information Literacy [or, Who Am I, as a Subject-Of-(Information)-Need?]
Lots yesterday about fake news - his is on that topic.
Affordances and Constraints in the Online Identity Work of LGBTQ+ Individuals
Technologies enable and constrain - profiles on social media, search results - important for identity work.
No utopian view - online reflects structural disadvantages of
internet isn't necessarily emancipatory for LGBTQ+
sociomateriality - theorizes imbrication of technologies and users
affordance - example - OKCupid's body type selections
30 interviews with LGBTQ+ individuals. Critical incident. Emic/etic coding miles&huberman 1994. Pseudonyms and preferred pronouns
identity expression - ways to play with that they can't do offline. Example: Jamie - viewed as female offline, but presents as male online, images, profile details "catfishing". Can't do offline. Even online can be seen as deceptive. Authenticity is required by things like "real name policies" but
visibility - natural language queries and search box aesthetic. Lacked language to express identity got some results to help. OTOH - results often stigmatize. Difficult to get a search results set without someone being shot, etc. (do not want these reports hidden, but just ...) Because ranking depends in part on popularity, reflects larger society - the search engine has agency and does things unintended by engineers
anonymity - desired due to heternormative contexts. Craigslist vs OKCupid - scary to post picture with gay identity but craigslist has its own scary. 4 c h a n board - anon but use special codes in names to create pseudonyms and trust.
Implications - design for stress cases.
Limitations - qualitative, assumptions about access to technology.
how common are these transmedia fans?
a: transmedia fans vs. super fans - different.