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Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation

As a culture fascinated by and reliant on media, we as producers and consumers want to both multiply and erase traces of mediation. In “Remediation,” Bolter and Grusin term this the “double logic of ‘re-mediation’” (313). It’s the appeal of Instagram: We can take photos and choose different filters in order to capture that “real”…… Continue reading Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation

CCR 631: Contemporary Rhetorics

How the Internet Is Making Us “Stupid” One Meme at a Time

This afternoon at the 2013 SUNY Cow luncheon keynote, Richard Miller delivered a talk titled, “Who’s This For? Audience in the Classroom without Walls.” Among other things, Miller addressed the challenges of motivating students to be interested in the topics we assign (and even that they choose) within our composition classrooms—to be interested in anything.…… Continue reading How the Internet Is Making Us “Stupid” One Meme at a Time

CCR 631: Contemporary Rhetorics

Technology and Deliberative Democracy

“[T]he problem of constituting an effective deliberative democracy for the 21st CE, particularly in an increasingly multicultural society, will require sustained attention to the range of ways in which rhetoric constitutes and is implicated in the process of public decision making.” (249) This week, our readings focused on rhetoric, reason, and public morality. Goodnight jumpstarts…… Continue reading Technology and Deliberative Democracy