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ERIC Number: ED478573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 17
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Why Should I Present a Thesis on Computer Assisted Ndjebbana on DVD?
Auld, Glenn
This paper justifies the presentation of a Ph.D. thesis about computer-assisted Ndjebbana on a digital video disc (DVD). Ndjebbana is a language spoken by 200 Kunibidji, the indigenous landowners of Maningrida on the north coast of Arnhem Land, Australia. Simple digital talking books about the community were created in Ndjebbana and then presented on touch-screen computers located in Kunibidji houses. Kunibidji social practice and discourse around the computer were recorded on digital video, and the traces of what the screen displayed were recorded on the computer and later synchronized with the video. Using DVD technology, the Ndjebbana talking books and the digital video can be integrated into a scholarly text for academics and an Ndjebbana-narrated report for the Kunibidji, which can be combined to present a thesis. From a theoretical perspective, a thesis on a DVD can be located in the center of critical literacy, a critical theory of technology, and critical research methodologies. There are also logistical, semiotic, and ideological reasons for presenting a thesis about computer-assisted Ndjebbana on DVD. Such a presentation will link the tools and data of the research with academic discourse and will also support the empowerment of the Kunibidji by making them more informed about the research process. (Contains 52 references) (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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