Media Studies (Pomona)
At the moment, we imagine MediaCommons as a wide-ranging network with a relatively static point of entry that brings the participant into the MediaCommons community and makes apparent the wealth of different resources at his or her disposal. On this front page will be different modules highlighting what's happening in various nodes ("today in the blogs"; active forum topics; "just posted" texts from journals; featured projects). One module on this front page might be made customizable ("My MediaCommons"), such that participants can in some fashion design their own interfaces with the network, tracking the conversations and texts in which they are most interested.
© 2006 Kathleen Fitzpatrick
"Introducing MediaCommons," If:book (http://www.futureofthebook.org/blog), 17 July 2006. http://www.futureofthebook.org/blog/archives/2006/07/introducing_mediacommons_or_ti.html