Chrystie Myketiak

Chrystie Myketiak
University of Brighton · School of Humanities

PhD

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This chapter discusses the linguistic practice of cybersex and how it is discursively constructed. The analysis is based on naturally occurring, private conversations that construct and express erotic desire from an online community that is not sexual in scope or purpose. Participants in this interactional genre co-construct narratives that differ...
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This chapter explores how participants in an online community of practice that is not sexual in scope or purpose use language in ways that code the space and mark their practices as both gendered and sexual within a larger frame that connects with a shared geek or nerd identity. While much of the focus for language and sexuality researchers examini...
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This chapter provides a theoretical introduction to Online Sex Talk and the Social World, arguing that in order to analyse sexual practices and behaviours in an online community, it can be useful to first frame these within an understanding of the everyday world in relation to social norms, social policing, and transgression. Building on arguments...
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Drawing together the theoretical and empirical work in Online Sex Talk and the Social World, this chapter discusses the social and discursive phenomenon of sex talk in relation to technological innovation. Affective and sex robots add tactic and physical elements to the linguistic dimension, and advanced artificial intelligence means that these bot...
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This chapter examines automated commands that Walford participants have created to simulate sexual practices. Although the commands are overtly erotic, the analysis demonstrates that rather than serving such purposes these commands serve multiple in-group ludic functions. Their function as mimesis may be most outwardly evident, but it is their use...
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This chapter focuses on how participants in the synchronous chat community of Walford use various forms of sex talk as a way to build solidarity and intimacy in their text-based, virtual environment. The findings and discussion show how different subtypes of sex talk (e.g., sexual joking, greetings, disclosure) each have their own interactional nor...
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This chapter establishes a wider context for language research about gender and sexuality that uses online data and to discuss the specific methodological issues in this study. The features of multi-user domains (MUDs) are discussed as well as the specific features of Walford, the MUD examined in this book, including the creative control participan...
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This book develops a feminist and queer linguistic account of the construction of sex, sexuality, and desire through a linguistic and discursive analysis of naturally occurring sex talk from an online community. Critical discourse analysis is used to analyse a corpus of data drawn from incidental sex 'talk' observed in the community over the course...
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Clinical incident reporting provides opportunities for organisational learning, ideally leading to improved patient safety. However, this process requires healthcare professionals to record experiences where patients were harmed, or had the potential to be harmed. It also requires others to interpret the language used in order to make recommendatio...
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Mass shootings, where four or more people are injured or killed, are widely constructed as a contemporary American social problem. This article uses critical discourse analysis guided by thematic analysis to examine the text written and distributed by a mass shooter in California in 2014. Analysis of the narrative frame and discursive construction...
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This article discusses the linguistic practice of cybersex and how it is discursively constructed. The analysis is based on naturally occurring, private cybersex conversations from an online community that is not sexual in scope or purpose. It is argued that cybersex participants co-construct narratives that differ from both standard dialogic and p...
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In this paper we present a case study of media reporting about medical technology issues. We discuss two incidents involving human error with medical devices that resulted in infant deaths, and their relevance for the medical device design and mobile health communities. Our analysis into the language and discourses of news reporting shows that the...
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This paper discusses empathy when researching errors with interactive medical devices. Medical professionals who have made errors when using these devices can be seen as 'second victims' who are working within a culture that is quick to assign blame. We suggest a number of strategies for employing empathy when researching medical error, devices, an...
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It is widely agreed that there is a need to excite more school students about computing. Considering teachers' views about student engagement is important to securing their support for any solution. We therefore present the results of a qualitative, questionnaire-based study on teachers' perceptions of the best ways to make the subject interesting....
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A major challenge facing secondary schools is to encourage students to take computing courses. One approach is to invite external speakers from universities or industry to give lectures. The cs4fn project, a large UK-based initiative to enthuse students about computer science, includes this approach. Speakers from Queen Mary, University of London,...
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There are a variety of initiatives to attract secondary school students to computer science. cs4fn is one such project. It combines a magazine, website and live shows, telling stories about computer science in spirited and creative ways. Here we focus on the use of the magazine and, using sociolinguistic discourse analysis, we analyze comments from...
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We discuss our use of magic to enthuse students about HCI and teach core concepts. We describe the format we trialed with student groups with a wide range of background from whole year groups to groups of gifted students. We conducted post-event surveys with students for two events and obtained teacher feedback from five others. We discuss the resu...
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We report on a day of 'microwave racing' at a science festival in Brighton, England, as a way of enthusing school-age children about HCI. This transforms an award-winning CHI video showcase idea into an engaging interactive exercise. We describe the concept and setup of the races, as well as feedback from the participants. We discuss how, after eng...
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An effective approach to engaging young women to take computing in higher education is to provide examples of successful female computer scientists. Can a print publication that combines core computing concepts with inspiring stories of women in the field be effective? In this paper, we describe a campaign that distributed a 60-page booklet on wome...

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This book, to be published with Palgrave for their series "Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality," analyses conversations about sex, sexuality and desire from an online community (that was not sexual in scope or purpose) and proposes that these conversations have significance in social organisation.