Jul. 7th, 2010 02:39 pm
Just heard that the essays were approved. This is good. This means I'm now officially Done and will get a bit of paper and they don't want to see me again.

I think I might have to work up to feeling happy or excited or even relieved about it.


Jul. 5th, 2010 04:41 pm
Handed in, all of it.

Now to sit in semi-relaxed state, until I hear if it's okay or not. I don't think it'll be a problem, as she'd have to be downright vindictive to let things hang now, but hey, that's what I thought last time as well, so... I don't know.

Tonight I go dinghy sailing! And probably tomorrow as well. And Thursday. There's even wind!
OK, for my dissertation presentation I would like to apply the model I developed to one or more new cases. Only I haven't exactly been in touch with the world these past months, so finding cases is tricky.

Open source activism is:
- Self activating. Nobody calls people to action, or at least nobody with a reasonable expectation of being followed. People mobilise more or less spontaneously.
- Self organising. There is no pre-existing organisational structure. Organisation is initiative-led and decentralised. Individuals take up the issue and do something to further it according to their own judgement.
- Crosses the boundary between online and offline. The movement should have offline effects. Ideally in the physical sense (feet on the street) but significant effect on a situation beyond the online sphere is also acceptable.

These three factors are sliding scales, not absolutes. The 'purest' form of open source activism I've found, and my main case, is Anonymous vs Scientology. I've also used the unofficial volunteer campaigning efforts during the Obama presidential campaign. My third case is the UK campaign in December to get Rage Against the Machine on number 1 in the Christmas charts.

I am sure there must be new movements by now - particularly surrounding the Catholic church and the oilspill, but I'm just not aware of them. If you are, please tell me in comments, ideally with what links and info you have (or good places to start looking). It doesn't have to be international or even national as long as there's sufficient (english language) information about it. If you're not sure if what you're thinking of applies, do tell! I might be able to use it anyway.


Jun. 5th, 2010 05:23 pm
Printed dissertation (5 copies!) and essays. 50 euro. Ouch!

But, you know, that means it's done. I just have to go hand it all in on monday. And then do the oral exam in a couple of weeks. And then.. then it's done. Huh.

Feeling kind of weird and non-feeley at the moment. I plan to take a few days to go 'huh?' and then start looking for a reintegration bureau to help me find work.


Jun. 4th, 2010 05:07 pm
Tiiiired. Want to fall over, but have shopping to do and about 200 words on the last essay. Then all I need to do before monday is format both essays, add covers & details etc, and print my dissertation. But I just kind of snoozed off on the couch. Hmm. Maybe a walk to the shop as break...


Feb. 26th, 2009 03:52 pm
Concentration. I do not have it. Feels like my brain is sizzling and the words are spinning in front of my eyes..
I'm trying to get my section of this report done before I leave, and...

Well, my brane is mush. I need to write a branche profile of the mobile communications devices branche. I just can't really remember how to do it (and this is BASIC stuff for my study). This is so frustrating, it's like that part of my working memory is buried under a layer of treacle..



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