Words Are Not Wind: Sandbox Writing (Channeling Michel Foucault) This will not be an academic response. There is no argument here. Rather, it’s an “artistic playing-around-with” some of the thinkers we’ve been reading. Think of it like a sandbox. Someone painted some letters in the sand last night, and I’ve sat … Continue reading Words Are Not Wind: Sandbox Writing
Teaching with Mirrors Fall 2018 Clemson University This semester has been dominated by an at-times overwhelming need for balance: balance between coursework and teaching, between video-making and lesson-planning, between writing and grading. Ultimately, the choice (a false one, as I’ll detail in a moment) seemed to be between success in my own … Continue reading Into 2019: Teaching with Mirrors (A Pedagogy Reflection)
A portfolio of my digital work completed over the past few years is available here.
The following was originally written as a weekly course post on Roman Rhetorics for RCID 8010 at Clemson University. --- How does language think? The question is too large. A different question would read how does Latin think?, and then would perhaps add on, additionally, at the end so … Continue reading How Does Language Think?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwD3thsR88I&t=44s This is a video I made in response to Jan Rune Holmevik's book on electracy and games "Inter/vention."
Attic Hellebores: Aristotle, Excess and the Reticent Sedation of Kairos Aristotle has been expounded time and time again as a forebear of western thinking. Indeed, western rhetoric and philosophy owe an unpayable debt to the primordial systematizer, the inventor of disciplinarity, the constructor of the most developed epistemologies of ancient Hellenic … Continue reading Attic Hellebores: Aristotle, Excess and the Reticent Sedation of Kairos
Here's a MyStory I made, a la Gregory Ulmer. I've been studying Ulmer's work for a few years now, and I've always wanted to explore electacy and image-reasoning in this way. Next up, the MEmeorial! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EqqN3RM_L8
Here's a video I've made in Adobe Premiere Pro that outlines issues surrounding digital doxa, fake news, and post-truth rhetoric. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie5HdvUJz1M
The following is a works-in-progress conference proposal I'm shopping around to possible venues. What would you add? How do you respond? What suggestions does the logos compel you to offer? What wants to be said? *** Rhetoricians across time and cultures have continuously probed what it … Continue reading Masking, Cloaking, Camouflaging: A Greek Model for UnConcealing Digital Doxa
Into the Gray: Resurrecting Plato in the (Long) History of Rhetoric “The history of rhetoric” is and always has been a history(ies) composed of inadequate simplifications, of gross and destructive substitutions and easy answers, of early forecasts in uncertain clouds. Indeed, re-writing “the history” has become a favorite pastime of rhetoric … Continue reading Into the Gray: Resurrecting Plato in the (Long) Histories of Rhetoric