I have watched people not get to present at all, not get to present for
their full timeslot, or not present quite what they wanted to because the
software or machinery did not work at all or only sort of worked. Off hand
I can think of 9 presentations I have witnessed that have been ruined due to
failed equipment. Several happened at the first ICQI. Some happened in
Montreal in the performance session specifically. A candidate for an
assistant professor position at my institution was doing a job talk for us
and his equipment did not work. He was so agitated and nervous. What he
really needed to do was relax and "talk to us" about his work, show us that
he was adaptable. Over dependence on the tech can be a problem, but I am
not anti-tech. If I were, I could not talk to you! ;)
Thanks for asking,
Dr. Carol Rambo, Editor
Department of Sociology
231 Clement Hall
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
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From: "Zoë Fitzgerald-Pool" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 3:32 AM
Subject: autoethnography] Conference ICQI2007 and Couch/Stone SSSI May
>A question for Dr Carol Rambo
> Please can you explain what you mean when you say -
> "I do hate it when the tech betrays folks though"
> I am really curious to understand!
> Many thanks,
> Zoë Fitzgerald-Pool
>>From: Kip Jones <[log in to unmask]>
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>>Subject: Fwd: [autoethnography] Conference ICQI2007 and Couch/Stone SSSI
>>Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 17:22:58 +0000
>>Note: forwarded message attached.
>>Dr Kip Jones
>>Reader in Health Related Social Science
>>Centre for Qualitative Research
>>Institute of Health & Community Studies
>>Bournemouth University United Kingdom
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>>From: "Carol Rambo" <[log in to unmask]>
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>>Subject: [autoethnography] Conference ICQI2007 and Couch/Stone SSSI May
>>Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 05:51:51 -0600
>>I'm beating the bushes!!
>>There is an EXTENDED deadline (Feb. 1st) to submit papers for the
>>Couch-Stone Symposium to be held in Urbana-Champaign, IL, concurrent with
>>the International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry.
>>I am running a session called "Social Interaction and Performance
>>There is room in my session and I have been told it is possible to have
>>two sessions on performance if we had enough people who wanted to do
>>something! Andrea Fontana would take the over flow session.
>>I consider reading your Autoethnography a performance, don't you? :-)
>>I have seen wonderful dances, PowerPoint presentations(I do hate it when
>>the tech betrays folks though), plays, poetry readings, and more.
>>Look forward to seeing you.
>>Dr. Carol Rambo, Editor
>>Department of Sociology
>>231 Clement Hall
>>University of Memphis
>>Memphis, TN 38152
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