I did my Visitor-Resident post:
So now, of course, because these are named after the super-famous, super-political Calle 13 duo, I’m obsessing over whether I really want to be a resident at all. If you are merely granted access to a space someone else owns and controls, what use is it to be a resident? Perhaps acknowledging that we visit those spaces that are interesting and helpful to us in a given moment, without taking any ownership of them, is a better paradigm than Residente’s omnipotent anger at his fundamental powerlessness. I put Facebook and Twitter furthest to that side – because I am able to use those platforms comfortably. But this resident paradigm gives me the illusion that I somehow belong in them, even though they don’t belong to me and I don’t have any control over even my experience in them, nevermind my students’. And, really, is it appropriate to invite students to your home if you can’t control what happens to them there?
I don’t know about the Home/Work, Personal/Professional dichotomy. I thought I did, but the readings problematized this in a way I haven’t processed yet.