PhD Study Journal: Entry 1

Wooo! I finally finished reading Mapping Media Ecology: Introduction to the Field, which is a comprehensive text on the history, purpose and contributions of media ecology as a ‘metadiscipline’. Whilst I found a variety of references for my initial thesis proposal, I felt that it was important to tackle the what, how and why of the field. There are so many specific texts, heuristics and research approaches from numerous scholars that it wouldn’t have made sense to dive into journals and essays without getting a grip on the terminology first. It took me forever to write down copious notes but I now have the base knowledge to continue. (So far, Ulysses has been an invaluable tool for building my notes in Markdown and adding keywords. I hope that it will make it easier to track things over time.)