2.06.2007

EthnoGraphic Tube

An anthropology professor has produced a simple Digital Ethnography of Web 2.0 in the form of a video on YouTube.

After watching the video, adaptive path blogged about creating an informal lexicon to use when speaking about types of text.

When thinking about codes and text: subtext, intratext, intravenous extantides, mashed-up hypertrackers, flickermarbles, googleclimatizers, youmateurs, autrextendovers, terminatricksters, dominatresses, codeuxcurators, survivregenerators, operationominals, and javascrupulses to master last weekend, I learned the design phrase, intercap. InterCap is when two words are smashed together, to be separated only by a capital hump. That's why it's also known as CamelCase. The roots of this ancient form of lettrist moshing sunk in with names, such as McMurray. OuLiPo is another famous example from the French; Although OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle) is an abbreviation of a long phrase, rather than two conjoined words.

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