Paper Jam


The Games and Transgressive Aesthetics project is organizing a Paper Jam on Mon-Tue Dec 4-5!
A Paper Jam is a workshop based event where we come together to write a paper (or other form of text) within a limited time. For our purpose, this can be any text you are working on or needs to start working on – a conference paper, a chapter, an argument for your thesis, an extended abstract…. It can also be a revision of work in progress. The goal of our Jam is that everyone should produce at least 5 pages of new text during the two days we have set aside.
We believe that writing together with other people in the same physical location does something to the motivation and productivity. Who wants their colleague to see you procrastinating?
The program is as follows:
Monday Dec 4
9.30-10.00 – Everybody presents their intentions and goals for the Paper Jam
10.00-12.00 – Writing session
12.00-13.00 – Lunch at MCB
13.00-16.00 – Writing session
16.00 – Drafts are shared; the paper assigned to each us is read at our own leisure before we meet again Tuesday morning
19.00 – Dinner
Tuesday Dec 5
09.30-11.00 – Feedback session: Everyone comments on the text of one other participant: Is there coherence? Is the draft able to communicate the author’s message?
11.00-13.00 – Writing session
13.00-14.00 – Lunch
14.00-16.00 – Writing session
16.00-17.00 – Sum up: Everyone presents their results

The Paper Jam will take place in the Research Lab in the Dept of Information Science and Media Studies’ new venue in Media City Bergen.

Contact Kristine Jørgensen if you are interested in joining no later than Nov 29.

About Kristine Jørgensen

Professor in Media Studies at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen. Project manager and principal investigator of the Games and Transgressive Aesthetics project.

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