Iterating Meaning – An Analysis of the Digital Conversation Surrounding the Journey of Nishiyuu

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Dowdall, Kathleen




This project examines the mechanisms of digital communications media by engaging with theoretical understandings of the nature of digital utterances as applied to the conversation surrounding the ‘Journey of Nishiyuu’ walk from early 2013. By analyzing and comparing the development of the conversation across platforms, the analysis provides a perspective as to how diverse digital locations are used in unique ways at different times and with fluctuating volumes at various stages in the conversation. This provides insight into the effect of user adaptation on digital communication. The project
will also show how the configuration of the conversation can be transformed by the media through which the user accesses information and the platform on which the conversation unfolds. By examining the structure of the conversation, it illustrates how digital communication is inherently iterative; requiring pragmatic, and emphatic iteration and the strategy of segmentation.


Information Science
Mass Communications




Carleton University

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Human-Computer Interaction

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