I am a lucky, lucky, lucky girl.
Irrespective of having paused my PhD through tears, tantrums and a good amount of existential angst I managed to co-author a paper, with the amazing Soo Hee Lee and Marios Samdanis.
The paper GOT PUBLISHED in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Apparently this happens. They tell you about it when you start your research but you never quite believe it. There you go then, here is your proof. People’s work gets published! Who knew?
Needless to say, I love the whole wide world (and my co-authors a little bit more).
Of course the whole thing feels ANCIENT now cause it takes bloody AGES to publish anything. But hey, I’m not complaining!
Hybridizing food cultures in computer-mediated environments: Creativity and improvisation in Greek food blogs
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (Volume 72, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 224–238)
This paper focuses on the ways in which food blogs influence the evolution of food cultures in computer-mediated environments. Food blogs provide a unique setting in which to study individual creativity and improvisation, as they make everyday food practices visible, pubic and transmittable. This paper proposes a cultural framework of human–computer interaction (HCI) and applies it to the context of food blogging. It stresses the effects of remediation on hybridisation of disciplines, roles and practices, which in turn lead to individual creative practices in the form of bricolage. Three case studies of Greek food blogs abroad are analysed to illustrate the proposed framework and to develop research implications for human–food interaction (HFI).
Human–food interaction (HFI); Remediation; Hybridisation; Bricolage; Food blogging; Social media
Apologies if this sounds a bit smug. Attempting to do a PhD has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do (but the most rewarding too). I do hope other wannabe researchers get how unbelievable (but totally amazing) this feels. If you don’t please be patient. We will go back to nagging very soon in this blog.