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?
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
The history of capitalism is the history of marketing; the history of marketing is the history of communication; and the history of communication is, in part, the history of humanity’s ability to deliver and reach audiences. The media infrastructures of the 19th and 20th centuries convinced advertisers that the best way to … Continue reading Heating Up the Oven: Cookies, Bubbles and a Slice of Instagram’s Pie
The recent surge of interest in “machinic rhetorics” within rhetoric and communication fields has contributed to renewed attention being applied to algorithms as acting agents (or in Gregory Ulmer’s vocabulary, egents) within digital rhetorical ecologies. Largely fueled by increased focus on application and practice of buzzwords associated with new materialism, object-oriented ontology, … Continue reading The Algorithm’s HR Complaint
Hacking, rhetoric and writing share unique histories that have overlapped a number of times throughout the history of American academia, as I've written about here. This semester, one of my Writing Studies II courses (a standard 2nd-term first year-composition iteration) tackles hacking and its relationship to writing, venturing a course theme I'm excited to call … Continue reading Hacking Composition
Part I of this post can be found here (I'd recommend starting there for a theoretical background on the issues discussed in this project). The UnEssays composed by CPN-100-03 can be found here. The assignment prompt I assigned is located here. For concrete examples of the conclusions that can be drawn from this … Continue reading STAND UP!- THEORIZING THE ACTIVIST UNESSAY, PT. II
A great deal of research in rhetoric, communication and composition in recent decades has attempted to bridge classrooms in higher education with deeper considerations of civic purpose, social activism and training for capable citizenship. However, these pushes toward community literacy and classroom advocacy have yet to fully consider the impact social web … Continue reading Stand Up!- Theorizing the Activist UnEssay, Pt. I
Hacking the Curriculum: FYC, Critical Information Literacies and Social Web Environments Among the benefits of teaching writing at my current university institution is the freedom and flexibility it allots to its composition instructors. Next semester I’ll be teaching Writing Studies II, the second leg of the institution’s FYC sequence. Writing Studies II is … Continue reading Hacking the Curriculum: FYC, Critical Information Literacies and Social Web Environments