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[Xmca-l] Re: Reflective Discourse on XMCA



Thank you for putting this together! I think this will be a great resource,
and I'm particularly interested in looking back at the "space/ place" and
"imagination" threads.
rolf

On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 2:08 AM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues -- From its inception, one significant feature of
> xlchc/xmca was that conversations seems to go on for a while and kind of
> peter out (if they started at all) and it was rare for participants to
> return to consider what they had written before and what, perhaps,
> collectively, might be learned from the chatting. I liken the process to
> Vygotskian chaining. Interesting. Individuals display what they have taken
> away when they write later on, I often
> feel like a have learned a lot.
>
> But still, we seem to have no way to turn around to examine the results of
> a given conversation, no matter how exciting it seemed at the time.
>
> Thanks to Katie Simpson, the Comm Dept/LCHC grad student who assists in
> production of MCA, and thanks to the discussion that Rolf and Alfredo
> provided us in their discussion of the ideas of Leigh Star, maybe we have
> the beginnings of a socio-technical solution to what for me, at least, is a
> problem.
>
> What Katie has done is to peel away all the headers and present quoted
> messages in different threads that
> emerged during the discussion. Then she categorized these into
> Introduction & Conclusion
> Boundary Objects
> Space and Place
> Imagination
>
> I have no idea if anyone is interested in using these materials to revisit
> what we discussed earlier and perhaps to
> come up with a deeper understanding of the interlocking issues involved.
> Do the three threads, now with the
> noisy pixels dissolved away, form any more general pattern? For me, for
> example, the role of imagination in relation to boundary objects has been
> very helpful. And others?
>
> I attach for now only the introduction. I am not sure which if any of the
> three sub-topics people might like to discuss or in what order.
>
> We have a while before the new and ever exciting issue of MCA comes out,
> so perhaps a time to pause, and reflect?
>
> mike
>
> --
>
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch
>
>
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