As I’ve mentioned, I recently began research into the Etsy shop, vintage clothing seller world. I’ve been conducting a participant observation (or ethnographic) study of this culture since last March. I’ve opened an Etsy shop with one of my BFFs to more fully participate in this world and its work. This culture covers a vast … More International Ladies’ Garment Worker Union (ILGWU) & the Digital Workers of Today
I wrote about the recent prairie/religious/Batsheva fashion trend for my Spring 2018 class, Fashion and Digital Media. If you’re interested in fashion, please check out our blog “For(war)dham Fashion” and all the GREAT posts by the students in the course. Here’s my post, which I’m hoping to turn into a bigger paper/project… Batsheva dresses started … More Prairie Dresses and the Digital Economy of Women
I’m going to be teaching a new course this fall titled “Nerds, Geeks, and Bros.” It’s DTEM 3444, Wednesdays 2:30-5:15. Please take a look at the course description and consider taking it! Course Description: This course looks at the rise of the ‘nerd’ as a way to investigate shifts in masculinity, race, and power with … More Nerds, Geeks, and Bros: New course for Fall 2018!
In fashion class last week, we discussed Giske’s definition of popular culture. Briefly, he stated that popular culture is “the art of making do with what’s available” (15). Using an example from digital culture class, a student mentioned studying Taylor Swift fan sites, and this is a great example of popular culture. Taylor Swift is … More popular culture and “making do”