Week 5 Blog Entry

This Week’s topic is focusing on Archives fever, Provenance and Structuring Data. And in this week’s blog, I am going to talk about Archive fever. When people saying Archives, what can i imagine is something valuable and memorable to keep from the past, or in another word is period frock for us to review it later when we look back. It is about the record of information and thing which happened in the past. The reason to keep this is because for people who have desire to know the past , and record what is happening now for whoever wants to check in the future. It is like a tool to capture the past information and store them until the present, but also keep it for the future. 

Everyone has a different way to store they archives. There is a way for Myself to archives is taking photos. I personal like taking photos, and some the them which i thought are important, i will print them out and write a little note and date on them, so when i look back i can remember what was happened at that moment. but this is the old way of archives. The blog called “Archives Fever: a lover letter to the post real-time web” written by Ogle Matthew suggests that through the development of technology, the new real-time website allowed people to keep their archives digitally. People can record their Archives online and view the file whenever they like through the computer. This is a really good method which provide people a better environment to store their archives organised, and when they want to find out something, they can just search the key word or date, which saves time and space. So we can easily get access to our archives. Also we can share our Archives to our friends through the social media platform. This is allowing us to create the permanent archives and share with our friends through the social network and left us with a good memory.



Enszer, Julie R. (2008) Julie R. Enszer (personal blog), ‘Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression by Jacques Derrida’, November 16, <http://julierenszer.blogspot.com/2008/11/archive-fever-freudian-impression-by.html&gt;

Ogle, Matthew (2010) ‘Archive Fever: A love letter to the post real-time web’, mattogle.com, December 16, <http://mattogle.com/archivefever/> 

Wikipedia (17th Aug 2014) Archives,<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archive&gt;



Week 4 Blog Entry

In this week’s blog, we are focusing on the interaction between social and technology, which is called “Assembling Publishing”. So first, “assemblage”, from the book this is means a relational network of element, but in my word, an assemblage of people or things are just like an act of putting or getting them all together. In coming together, assemblage makes something new, and start from here, we have to introduce the “Actor-Network Theory” (ANT) by French Thinker, Bruno Latour. He is a French sociologist of Science. And he is the one of developer of the Actor-Network Theory.

To the Honest, the “Actor-Network Theory” is really confuse me, and it is really hard to give a proper definition to explain or summary the whole theory. After I had watch the video and some research, my understanding of  “Actor- Network Theory”is like a material and semitic method that treats all the elements and relations in somehow are all equal. It describes both human and non-human actants in the same terms, as part of the social network. This forms the Actor-Network Theory is exploring the relational ties within a network, which can be a multitude of different things. 

Lets make a example to have a better understanding of this “Actor-Network Theory”. like an activity we did in the class. If you want to publish an magazine what do you need? It assemblages of different actors, both of human and non-human actants. such as stories, ideas, reader, writer, editor, paper, printer and so on. these are all the actants in order to publish a magazine. All of them are equally important as part of the elements, and the relation ties with publishing the magazine. 



Wikipedia (12th Aug 2014) Bruno Latour, Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Latour (Accessed: 18th Aug 2014).

Wikipedia (16th July 2014) Actor-Network Theory, Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor%E2%80%93network_theory (Accessed: 18th Aug 2014).

delukie(2009) “Actor-network theory in plain english”, Youtube.com, Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2YYxS6D-mI. (Accessed: 18th Aug 2014)

Banks, David (2001)”a Brief summary of Actor-Network Theory”,Cyborgology, Novemener 2, Available at: http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2011/12/02/a-brief-summary-of-actor-network-theory/. (Accessed: 18th Aug 2014)

Week 3 Blog Entry

As in this week, we are exploring the wide variety of publishing tools and techniques which are emerging. From the age of printing to digital, everyone can publish online through variety of tools and techniques such as Twitter, YouTube and so on. It reinforce the variety methods and forms about digital publishing. 

we can see that there are so many of publishing tool that are being created and changed within our everyday life. Here is a fact that everyone can be a publisher to publish to the Internet, but it is not mean that everyone can have access to entry the area and view all the information for free. “Paywall” is a system that prevents Internet users from accessing webpage content without a paid subscription. it controls the accessibility for people the view the website unless they have paid it. If the customers realise that they are receiving a good quality of information from the product rather than the free information site may not offer to them, i think they are more likely to pay the expense. Because from this site, the information they have received are more valuable and reliable .  

In my point of view, people at this stage would like to pay for quality publishing rather than reading a butch of informations and finding no points which is wasting their times. This is a new method of digital publishing. it is clear to see that with the advance of technology and the variety range of digital publishing platforms, the history of publishing tools and techniques has changed though the time passing. Even now, the way of digital publishing are still changing and improving to maintain people’s demand. 




1. Brook Charlie (2010) “How to report the news”, YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHun58mz3vI, viewd on 12th Aug

2. “Paywall”, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paywall, Viewed on 12th Aug

3. “Paywalls”, the Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/media/paywalls, Viewed on 12th Aug


Week 2 Blog Entry

This week’s blog is about to introduce the process and revolution of publishing from past to present. Through to fast speed of technologies develops, the work process of publishing moves from a paper age to a digital age, which has a lot of changes and impacts on our society. 

In these days, students are living in a high-technologies ages which surrounding by Apple Products. when I go to the lecture, there are more then 80% of students using Apple products such as MacBook and iPad. This is a example of the way people changing their way of obtaining new knowledge and information from paper to digital, as they are using laptop to type notes rather than using paper and pen. 

These changes may have break a brand ground for people reading books online, and to become e-readers. From the reading of “Institute for the future of the book” I can see that publishing books online creates many opportunities for people viewing informations, because it is a keep renewing process which it offers e-readers different resources information from the world wide. Also it is more faster then the hand copy in paper, which is more recycle. This is a very positive direction for people and children to learn new things. 

From mo own perspectives, publishing process from paper to digital brought me the interesting of reading books. Because i can stay online making connection with friends while I reading from the Internet. it is very convenience and easy. It replace the heavy books and bring a new stage of publishing which promote the development of times.  



1. “Mission Statement”, Institute for the Future Book, <http://www.futureof thebook.org/mission.html>. Viewed on 9th Aug. 

2. “Publishing”, Wikipedia, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publishing&gt;