Sunday, January 25, 2009

[Intro] Sarah R.

Greetings. I am a second-year Master's student in SLIS. My areas of academic interest include:

The Information Society and its sociocultural, economic and ethical implications. Issues of digital divides, Internet/networked culture, the nature of digital information, information transmission and dissemination,information as commodity, information as currency. Digital technology and Internet policy development. Open source movements. Information organization and access. Findability. Fair use and copyright. Information and/as control. Games, gaming and society. Machine-assisted information search, ranking and retrieval. Undergraduate LIS education. History of technology.

If you're wondering if that might be cut and pasted directly from my CV, you'd be right.

Prior returning to academia to pursue my Master's degree, I had a decade-long career in academic IT, the majority of which was undertaken at this place. I was a TA for LIS 201, and am presently TAing for LIS 202.

I used to have hobbies and outside interests, but I've mostly forgotten them since being in school. I like road biking when the tundra thaws. I am too lazy to go to yoga but I like it. I played Fable 2 as much as possible over break, and I think it's the first time I have ever, ever, ever "finished" a game (as much as you can finish a game of this nature) in my life.


  1. I've been debating whether or not I should write a paper on identity construction within Fable 2. If I was working on a paper, I could argue that my gaming is strictly for research purposes. Ha.

  2. Um, yeah, so was mine. Research into how to KICK BUTT, that is.

  3. My roommate always plays Fable 2 in his spare time. It can get a little annoying at times because I like to sit down and watch a DVD every once in a while. He told me that there isn't an end to the game, which means that I may never be able to take full advantage of my NetFlix subscription.

  4. It's definitely a little bit of a "sandbox game" (remember that from 201??).