ASIST2017: Top Ranked Papers

Oct 31 2017 Published by under Conferences

Re(a)d Wedding: A Case Study Exploring Everyday Information Behaviors of the Transmedia Fan
Eric Forcier

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)

postdigital reading

takeaway - everyday information behavior model of transmedia fan

Before Information Literacy [or, Who Am I, as a Subject-Of-(Information)-Need?]
Ron Day

Lots yesterday about fake news - his is on that topic.


Affordances and Constraints in the Online Identity Work of LGBTQ+ Individuals
Vanessa Kitzie

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.


Grouped questions:

for Eric:

how common are these transmedia fans?

a: transmedia fans vs. super fans - different.


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