Category Archives: digital-media

Joseph Pew and Latour’s Third Position

Dave Weinberger has a live blog up today from Google’s Chief Technology Advocate Michael T. Jones. Jones quotes Joseph Pew (1946): “Tell the truth and trust the people.” A quick search for the quote led me to the Pew history … Continue reading

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Toward Kair-erotically Thinking Techno-Determinism

I spent the morning today doing some reading/writing on my Computers and Writing presentation, which will deal explicitly with how social media played a role in diagnosing and dealing with my daughter’s cancer. One article that I read today was … Continue reading

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Lessig’s New Book

One of my heroes, Lawrence Lessig, has a new book out. While the website is up, the book isn’t available for free yet (but I’m sure it will be soon). In the meantime, he recently gave an interview with Colbert. … Continue reading

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Jim Corder as an Ethic for Blogging

Today I presented Jim Corder’s “Argument as Emergence, Rhetoric as Love” to my expository writing class. I believe Corder’s propositions for “writing with love” serve as particularly apt principles for approaching digital writing. Corder pushes for five core values: The … Continue reading

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Expository Writing as Digital Citizenship

Its a new semester, and I am teaching two sections of upper-division expository writing. I am excited to return to a previous approach: blogging as composition. Last time I tried this with freshman we and we were quite pleased with … Continue reading

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Global Information Killed the Local Newspaper Star

James Surowiecki has a nice and short article in this month’s New Yorker on the death of newspapers. For those who remember Danny Devito in Other People’s Money, its pretty much the buggy whip argument (movie is down below, skip … Continue reading

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Someone Tell Me If I Like This…

Something bugs me about this video. I watch a lot of the “times-they-are-a-changin’” videos, but don’t know what to make of this. But my Blink sense is tingling… Since I’m teaching my digital citizenship course next semester, I think I’ll … Continue reading

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Obama goes to work

As I recently mentioned, I primarily voted for Obama based on his stance toward net neutrality. Obama has decided to appoint our nation’s first Chief Technology Officer. User Voice, a social aggregator, has set up an interesting forum to discuss … Continue reading

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Calling for Five Minutes of Your Time

I just read a disturbing story on how libraries are being pressured away from cooperating with open source project: a concise post, written by Aaron Swartz over at Raw Thought. If you don’t have the time to read the article, … Continue reading

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New Media Rhetoric and Wikipedia

I thought I would share my conference proposal for International Society for the History of Rhetoric conference. I have a feeling its probably a bit too contemporary (ie, it mentions computers) for this conference, but there’s no harm in trying. … Continue reading

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