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Title:Radicals of Presentation in Persistent Conversation
Author(s):Bregman, Alvan M.; Haythornthwaite, Caroline A.
Subject(s):Computer-mediated communication
online learners
Abstract:Going forward from Northrop Frye, we derive from genre literature the idea that radicals, i.e., root characteristics, of persistent conversation exist and can help define important aspects of such conversations. We identify from longitudinal interviews with members of a distributed, computer-supported learning environment three dimensions of interactivity that revolve around speaker-audience relations. We propose three "radicals of presentation" in persistent conversation: Visibility, the means, methods, and opportunities for presentation, addressing primarily speakers' concerns with the presentation of self; Relation, the tie between speaker and audience, and among audience co-participants, addressing the speaker's concerns with the range and identity of the audience, and audience members' concerns about relations with each other; and Co-Presence, the temporal, virtual, and/or physical co-presence of speaking and listening participants, addressing concerns about being with others at the same time and place, and giving and receiving immediate feedback. We conclude with implications for social and technical design.
Issue Date:2001-01
Citation Info:Proceedings of the 34th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.
Series/Report:Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-04

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