Itâ€™s cold pressingÂ your nose against the screen
Dr Acushla Dee O’CarrollÂ (Ngaruahine Rangi, NgÄti Ruanui, Te Ä€ti Awa) is a Senior Research Officer at AUT University. Â She recently completed her PhDÂ Kanohi ki te kanohi â€“ a thing of the past? An examination of MÄori use of social networking sites and the implications for MÄori culture and society.Â Â Dr Oâ€™Carrollâ€™s research explores the tensions that MÄori face as they negotiate virtual spaces and navigate new territories of social networks, highlighting the pressures on kanohi ki te kanohi practice (face to face). We ask if there can really be a virtual marae? Â and what are the implications of this onÂ tuakiritanga (cultural identity) andÂ tikanga (customary practices). Â What impacts are facebook and twitter having on indigenous ways of communicating? and should marae develop social media policies?
Dee was at Otago Polytechnic as part of the Ako Aoteroa funded National Project in Learners and mobile devices (#NPF14LMD): A framework for enhanced learning and institutional change.