I just have to say that I wanted to scoop up this title before Jay got it. So, Jay, I don’t want to hear anything about meta-ing in your post, because I am all over this like white on rice or black on an Oreo.

I find Chun’s discussion freedom and the Internet quite interesting. Of all the discussions of freedom we have had so far, even though Chun’s is probably one of the most difficult ones with which to wrestle, I find her rhetorical stance quite interesting. Mostly, I feel the least manipulated by what she has to say about the Internet, porn, etc. Possibly, because Chun is a woman, I was comfortable with her writing and encouraged that she was willing to explore, academically, porn and the Internet and what exactly that looks like in the context of digitization. I felt ‘safe’ within what she had to say, and encouraged in what she was offering. That said, half the time I was shaking my head saying ‘huh’? Chun definitely has a way to cross and intermingle words, phrases, and ideas that make you wonder just what her point is. And I think that is part of her point. That, in discussing this idea of digitization and it’s negative and positive effects of freedom and control, etc., there must be some confusion. Something to wrestle with. Something that doesn’t make sense.

So, then, this got me thinking about the whole idea of space about space, meta-space, especially considering the quote on page 43, “is a free space in which to space out about space and place, fact and fiction.” And I started thinking about that in terms of my own project and plans and details–I really want to focus on young adult creative writing within my project, and how YA’s read and interact with texts, specifically fiction. And I think that this idea of talking about the space of the Internet as a space in which to explore both fact and fiction and the choices that are made in regards to both of those is quite important.

I am interested in continuing this discussion in class where, again, Jay is not allowed to use the word meta.

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