Bunkerology - a case study in the meaning making practices of on-line urban exploration forums

BENNETT, Luke (2011). Bunkerology - a case study in the meaning making practices of on-line urban exploration forums. In: Ethicomp 2011 - the social impact of social computing, Sheffield, 14-16 September 2011. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper analyses the meaning making practices operating within internet forums for urban explorers. The paper is based upon a case study: the way in which one type of abandoned Cold War bunker, the ‘ROC Post’, is made a subject of signification within one such internet forum: www.28dayslater.co.uk. The paper examines how this online interpretive community (Fish 1980) generates and enforces its underlying structures of representation, and in particular considers the way in which web forum software contributes towards this structuring.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Built Environment Division Research Group
Depositing User: Luke Bennett
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 10:44
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 20:22
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3760

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