These are a day late and a little short but I thought I should put them up anyway.
Parrish: Strong claims: power, justice, and change. Aim to strengthen and not quash these principles. Limiting concerns to blogs. Many questions regarding accessibility. Blog tool developers have made many efforts to keep their tools flexible. Celebrate those efforts and use it as a starting point. Other barriers to access: technical, socio-economic, political. If all barriers were gone, would anyone publish anything.
Champ: Introductions, site, how I got involved in the conversation.
Nolan: Two types of curriculum, every choice you make precludes other choices. When designing technologies be aware of the ‘null’ attributes of everything you do. The tools we create to communicate limit what is said as well as offer new oppurtunities. The language we use control how we think. Blogs are tools for silencing and uttering. Friend says, Community: the walls we build around ourselves to keep other people out. How can there be democracy without representation? Are blogs reproducing dominant cultural norms. Explicit, hidden, and null aspects of all technology. Blogs don’t always expand cultural horizons. Who has visited blogs in other languages? Most projects start in english and add the other thing later. Technology based enviroments that do not prefer english first. I want there to be a quality of access. I don’t want to participate in designing tools that limit any one group. Japanese can’t reperesent their own language digitally without falling back to ASCII.
Sisnett: Cathrine has touched off a big change in my life, I only visited previously. Online communities around health issues. Reality check, are blogs the big tool they’re hyped up to be. Last year when I was at a session on blogging, the thing that interested my was that it was on online communities. So much time invested, do these people have jobs? Unfortunately in the past three weeks I have been blogging like crazy. What has been an adversarial position has now become a love affair. I am an example of someone on the other side of the firewall. People who don’t know how to use a computer, type, read, write. Is this a useful tool for people like those? Political implications of putting ones information out there. Gathering my thoughts I ran into a friend, asked a friend "do you blog?" range of concerns with her family having concerns about what is private. Concept of privacy is frowned upon in certain families. Why do people do it? For whom? Access to the technology becomes an issue. Tools like weblogs, wikis, etc. Access to technology and training in the use of those tools, is an issue to people with aforementioned barriers. Imagine being in college and not having access to a computer.
[I’m going to surf to the Indy panel now.]