This blog was once a log of my master's thesis, The Virtual Campfire: An Ethnography of Online Social Networking. I have begun extending my research on cyberculture to include my personal research on psytrance culture and contemporary mythology, as well as my current research on pro-self harm websites through the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
...to explore the nature of computer-mediated communication, online social networking, notions of public and private in the virtual realm, the impact of new interactive information technologies, public discourse concerning the Internet, conceptions of embodiment in a new phase of reflexivity, subcultural appropriation of technology, creative representations of self/identity, liminal spaces, new frontiers, modern mythology, science fiction made nonfiction, and new ways of storycrafting in the digital age.
"..the universe of virtual communities seems to grow larger and larger as one's imagination stretches to accommodate the knowledge of what is happening right now. Discovering the existence and depth of this worldwide subculture is a little like discovering a previously unknown continent, teeming with unfamiliar forms of life." (H. Rheingold - The Virtual Community)