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Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media

Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media

Writing Ecology

  • Author: Sidney I. Dobrin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136482423
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 228
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Moving beyond ecocomposition, this book galvanizes conversations in ecology and writing not with an eye toward homogenization, but with an agenda of firmly establishing the significance of writing research that intersects with ecology. It looks to establish ecological writing studies not just as a legitimate or important form of writing research, but as paramount to the future of writing studies and writing theory. Complex ecologies, writing studies, and new-media/post-media converge to highlight network theories, systems theories, and posthumanist theories as central in the shaping of writing theory, and this study embraces work in these areas as essential to the development of ecological theories of writing. Contributors address ecological theories of writing by way of diverse and promising avenues, united by the underlying commitment to better understand how ecological methodologies might help better inform our understanding of writing and might provoke new theories of writing. Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media fuels future theoretical conversations about ecology and writing and will be of interest to those who are interested in theories of writing and the function of writing.

Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman

Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman

  • Author: Dennis M. Weiss,Amy D. Propen,Colbey Emmerson Reid
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739191780
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 336
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Weiss, Propen, and Reid gather a diverse group of scholars to analyze the growing obsolescence of the human-object dichotomy in today's world. In doing so, Radical Interface brings together diverse disciplines to foster a dialog on significant technological issues pertinent to philosophy, rhetoric, aesthetics, and science.

For All Waters

For All Waters

Finding Ourselves in Early Modern Wetscapes

  • Author: Lowell Duckert
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452953732
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 312
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Recent years have witnessed a surge in early modern ecostudies, many devoted to Shakespearean drama. Yet in this burgeoning discipline, travel writing appears moored in historicization, inorganic subjects are far less prevalent than organic ones, and freshwater sites are hardly visited. For All Waters explores these uncharted wetscapes. Lowell Duckert shows that when playwrights and travel writers such as Sir Walter Raleigh physically interacted with rivers, glaciers, monsoons, and swamps, they composed “hydrographies,” or bodily and textual assemblages of human and nonhuman things that dissolved notions of human autonomy and its singular narrativity. With a playful, punning touch woven deftly into its theoretical rigor, For All Waters disputes fantasies of ecological solitude that would keep our selves high and dry and that would try to sustain a political ecology excluding water and the poor. The lives of both humans and waterscapes can be improved simultaneously through direct engagement with wetness. For All Waters concludes by investigating waterscapes in peril today—West Virginia’s chemical rivers and Iceland’s vanishing glaciers—and outlining what we can learn from early moderns’ eco-ontological lessons. By taking their soggy and storied matters to heart, and arriving at a greater realization of our shared wetness, we can conceive new directions to take within the hydropolitical crises afflicting us today.

Tracing Rhetoric and Material Life

Tracing Rhetoric and Material Life

Ecological Approaches

  • Author: Bridie McGreavy,Justine Wells,George F. McHendry, Jr.,Samantha Senda-Cook
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319657119
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
  • View: 6187
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This volume brings together three areas of scholarship and practice: rhetoric, material life, and ecology. The chapters build a multi-layered understanding of material life by gathering scholars from varied theoretical and critical traditions around the common theme of ecology. Emphasizing relationality, connectedness and context, the ecological orientation we build informs both rhetorical theory and environmentalist interventions. Contributors offer practical-theoretical inquiries into several areas - rhetoric’s cosmologies, the trophe, bioregional rhetoric’s, nuclear colonialism, and more - collectively forging new avenues of communication among scholars in environmental communication, communication studies, and rhetoric and composition. This book aims at inspiring and advancing ecological thinking, demonstrating its value for rhetoric and communication as well as for environmental thought and action.

Actionable Media

Actionable Media

Digital Communication Beyond the Desktop

  • Author: John Tinnell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190678100
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
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In 1991, Mark Weiser and his team at Xerox PARC declared they were reinventing computers for the twenty-first century. The computer would become integrated into the fabric of everyday life; it would shift to the background rather than being itself an object of focus. The resulting rise of ubiquitous computing (smartphones, smartglasses, smart cities) have since thoroughly colonized our digital landscape. In Actionable Media, John Tinnell contends that there is an unsung rhetorical dimension to Weiser's legacy, which stretches far beyond recent iProducts. Taking up Weiser's motto, "Start from the arts and humanities," Tinnell develops a theoretical framework for understanding nascent initiatives--the Internet of things, wearable interfaces, augmented reality--in terms of their intellectual history, their relationship to earlier communication technologies, and their potential to become vibrant platforms for public culture and critical media production. It is clear that an ever-widening array of everyday spaces now double as venues for multimedia authorship. Writers, activists, and students, in cities and towns everywhere, are digitally augmenting physical environments. Audio walks embed narratives around local parks for pedestrians to encounter during a stroll; online forums are woven into urban infrastructure and suburban plazas to invigorate community politics. This new wave of digital communication, which Tinnell terms "actionable media," is presented through case studies of exemplar projects by leading artists, designers, and research-creation teams. Chapters alter notions of ubiquitous computing through concepts drawn from Bernard Stiegler, Gregory Ulmer, and Hannah Arendt; from comparative media analyses with writing systems such as cuneiform, urban signage, and GUI software; and from relevant stylistic insights gleaned from the open air arts practices of Augusto Boal, Claude Monet, and Janet Cardiff. Actionable Media challenges familiar claims about the combination of physical and digital spaces, beckoning contemporary media studies toward an alternative substrate of historical precursors, emerging forms, design philosophies, and rhetorical principles.

Reading Matters

Reading Matters

Narrative in the New Media Ecology

  • Author: Joseph Tabbi,Michael Wutz
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501717650
  • Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Page: 328
  • View: 6079
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The convergence of twentieth-century narrative and technology is one of the most important developments in current literary study. A decade after the founding of the Society for Literature and Science and the appearance of such influential books as Kathleen Woodward's Culture of Information and William Paulson's The Noise of Culture, Joseph Tabbi and Michael Wutz have edited a landmark volume to summarize this still-emerging field. Twelve original essays and the editors' introductory overview show how these theoretical concerns can contribute to the practical study of narrative. Reading Matters covers the range of contemporary literature, from the canonical novels of high modernism and postmodernism through subjects new to the academic agenda, such as cyberpunk and hypertext fiction. In an age that has proclaimed the death of the novel many times over, the contributors argue persuasively for the continued vitality of literary narrative. By responding in ingenious ways to the capabilities of other media, they assert, the novel has enlarged and redefined its territory of representation and its range of techniques and play, while maintaining its viability in the new media assemblage.

Melancology

Melancology

Black Metal Theory and Ecology

  • Author: Scott Wilson
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1780991908
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 255
  • View: 6340
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Melancology addresses the notorious musical genre black metal as a negative form of environmental writing that ‘blackens’ the cosmos. This book conjures a new word and concept that conjoins ‘black’ and ‘ecology’: melancology, a word in which can be heard the melancholy affect appropriate to the conjunction. Black metal resounds from the abyss and it is precisely only in relation to its sonic forces that the question of intervention in the environment arises in the articulation of melancology with ethics. That is, in deciding ‘which way out’ we should take, in deciding with what surpluses to dwell, with what waste, what detritus or decay in a process of unbinding with sonic forces that traverse an earth choking in wealth and death. The book thus provides a provocative and challenging contribution both to popular and intellectual debates on ecology.

Digital Writing Research

Digital Writing Research

Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues

  • Author: Heidi A. McKee,Dànielle Nicole DeVoss
  • Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
  • ISBN: 9781572737051
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 454
  • View: 478
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Focuses on how writing technologies, specifically digital technologies, affect research - shaping the questions asked, the sites studied, the methodologies used, ethical issues, conclusions, and the actions taken by scholars and teachers. This volume offers an introduction to possible approaches and related methodological and ethical issues.

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media

  • Author: Marie-Laure Ryan,Lori Emerson,Benjamin J. Robertson
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421412233
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 552
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The study of what is collectively labeled "New Media"—the cultural and artistic practices made possible by digital technology—has become one of the most vibrant areas of scholarly activity and is rapidly turning into an established academic field, with many universities now offering it as a major. The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media is the first comprehensive reference work to which teachers, students, and the curious can quickly turn for reliable information on the key terms and concepts of the field. The contributors present entries on nearly 150 ideas, genres, and theoretical concepts that have allowed digital media to produce some of the most innovative intellectual, artistic, and social practices of our time. The result is an easy-to-consult reference for digital media scholars or anyone wishing to become familiar with this fast-developing field.

Kleine Geschichte der Informationsgesellschaft

Kleine Geschichte der Informationsgesellschaft

  • Author: Armand Mattelart
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783930064106
  • Category: Globalization
  • Page: 163
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Mosaic Landscapes and Ecological Processes

Mosaic Landscapes and Ecological Processes

  • Author: L. Hansson,Lenore Fahrig,G. Merriam
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780412454608
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 356
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This series presents studies that have used the paradigm of landscape ecology. Other approaches, both to landscape and landscape ecology are common, but in the last decade landscape ecology has become distinct from its predecessors and its contemporaries. Landscape ecology addresses the relationships among spatial patterns, temporal patterns and ecological processes. The effect of spatial configurations on ecological processes is fundamental. When human activity is an important variable affecting those relationships, landscape ecology includes it. Spatial and temporal scales are as large as needed for comprehension of system processes and the mosaic included may be very heterogeneous. Intellec tual utility and applicability of results are valued equally. The Inter national Association for Landscape Ecology sponsors this series of studies in order to introduce and disseminate some of the new knowledge that is being produced by this exciting new environmental science. Gray Merriam Ottawa, Canada Foreword This is a book about real nature, or as close to real as we know - a nature of heterogeneous landscapes, wild and humanized, fine-grained and coarse-grained, wet and dry, hilly and flat, temperate and not so temper ate. Real nature is never uniform. At whatever spatial scale we examine nature, we encounter patchiness. If we were to look down from high above at a landscape of millions of hectares, using a zoom lens to move in and out from broad overview to detailed inspection of a square meter we would see that patterns visible at different scales overlay one another.

Media, Technology, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Media, Technology, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Image, Sound, Touch

  • Author: Dr Colette Colligan,Dr Margaret Linley
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409478467
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 316
  • View: 414
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Operating at the intersection where new technology meets literature, this collection discovers the relationship among image, sound, and touch in the long nineteenth century. The chapters speak to the special mixed-media properties of literature, while exploring the important interconnections of science, technology, and art at the historical moment when media was being theorized, debated, and scrutinized. Each chapter focuses on a specific visual, acoustic, or haptic dimension of media, while also calling attention to the relationships among the three. Famous works such as Wordsworth's "I wandered lonely as a cloud" and Shelley's Frankenstein are discussed alongside a range of lesser-known literary, scientific, and pornographic writings. Topics include the development of a print culture for the visually impaired; the relationship between photography and narrative; the kaleidoscope and modern urban experience; Christmas gift books; poetry, painting and music as remediated forms; the interface among the piano, telegraph, and typewriter; Ernst Heinrich Weber's model of rationalized tactility; and how the shift from visual to auditory telegraphic instruments amplified anxieties about the place of women in nineteenth-century information networks. Full of surprising insights and connections, the collection offers new impetus for stimulating historical conversations and debates about nineteenth-century media, while also contributing fresh perspectives on new media and (re)mediation today.

No Sense of Place

No Sense of Place

The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior

  • Author: Joshua Meyrowitz
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199839212
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 432
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How have changes in media affected our everyday experience, behavior, and sense of identity? Such questions have generated endless arguments and speculations, but no thinker has addressed the issue with such force and originality as Joshua Meyrowitz in No Sense of Place. Advancing a daring and sophisticated theory, Meyrowitz shows how television and other electronic media have created new social situations that are no longer shaped by where we are or who is "with" us. While other media experts have limited the debate to message content, Meyrowitz focuses on the ways in which changes in media rearrange "who knows what about whom" and "who knows what compared to whom," making it impossible for us to behave with each other in traditional ways. No Sense of Place explains how the electronic landscape has encouraged the development of: -More adultlike children and more childlike adults; -More career-oriented women and more family-oriented men; and -Leaders who try to act more like the "person next door" and real neighbors who want to have a greater say in local, national, and international affairs. The dramatic changes fostered by electronic media, notes Meyrowitz, are neither entirely good nor entirely bad. In some ways, we are returning to older, pre-literate forms of social behavior, becoming "hunters and gatherers of an information age." In other ways, we are rushing forward into a new social world. New media have helped to liberate many people from restrictive, place-defined roles, but the resulting heightened expectations have also led to new social tensions and frustrations. Once taken-for-granted behaviors are now subject to constant debate and negotiation. The book richly explicates the quadruple pun in its title: Changes in media transform how we sense information and how we make sense of our physical and social places in the world.

Environmental Risks and the Media

Environmental Risks and the Media

  • Author: Barbara Adam,Stuart Allan,Cynthia Carter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134610920
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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Environmental Risks and the Media explores the ways in which environmental risks, threats and hazards are represented, transformed and contested by the media. At a time when popular conceptions of the environment as a stable, natural world with which humanity interferes are being increasingly contested, the medias methods of encouraging audiences to think about environmental risks - from the BSE or 'mad cow' crisis to global climate change - are becoming more and more controversial. Examining large-scale disasters, as well as 'everyday' hazards, the contributors consider the tensions between entertainment and information in media coverage of the environment. How do the media frame 'expert', 'counter-expert' and 'lay public' definitions of environmental risk? What role do environmental pressure groups like Greenpeace or 'eco-warriors' and 'green guerrillas' play in shaping what gets covered and how? Does the media emphasis on spectacular events at the expense of issue-sensitive reporting exacerbate the public tendency to overestimate sudden and violent risks and underestimate chronic long-term ones?

Cognitive Fictions

Cognitive Fictions

  • Author: Joseph Tabbi
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816635573
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 166
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Bringing together cognitive science and literary analysis to map a new "media ecology," Cognitive Fictions limns an evolutionary process in which literature must find its place in an artificial environment partly produced and thoroughly mediated by technological means. Joseph Tabbi provides a penetrating account of a developing consciousness emerging from the struggle between print and electronic systems of communication. Central to Tabbi's work is the relation between the arrangement of communicating "modules" that cognitive science uses to describe the human mind and the arrangement of visual, verbal, and aural media in our technological culture. He looks at particular literary works by Thomas Pynchon, Richard Powers, David Markson, Lynne Tillman, Paul Auster, and others as both inscriptions of thought consistent with distributed cognitive models, and as self-creations out of the media environment. The first close reading of contemporary American writing in the light of systems theory and cognitive science, Cognitive Fictions makes needed sense of how the moment-by-moment operations of human thought find narrative form in a world increasingly defined by competing and often incompatible representations. Book jacket.

Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents

Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents

  • Author: Amy B. Jordan,Daniel Romer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199987475
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 320
  • View: 9983
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Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents brings together many of the field's most important scholars and media professionals to present cutting-edge theory and empirical research on both the benefits and risks to youth development. It examines the role that media play in the every-day lives of young people and their families, and considers both traditional media such as television and movies as well as "new" digital media, such as video games, cell phones, and the Internet. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One provides up-to-date trends on children and adolescents' access to media in the home, as well as the time they spend with television, computers, and the Internet. Part Two presents research that highlights the potentially negative impact of age-inappropriate or excess media use on children's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional well-being. Part Three offers examples of how media enhance children's education, health, and social connections. Part Four explores implications for the creation of high-quality, enriching content that speaks to the needs and interests of young people today. The volume's interdisciplinary perspective acknowledges the many controversies surrounding the effects of media on youth, and offers a balanced view of the challenges and opportunities that media represent for healthy development. The book is intended to be a resource for students and scholars working within education, developmental psychology, public health, and communication. Additionally, it speaks to media professionals who seek to create content that enriches the lives of children and adolescents.

McQuail's Reader in Mass Communication Theory

McQuail's Reader in Mass Communication Theory

  • Author: Denis McQuail
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761972433
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 427
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McQuail's Reader in Mass Communication Theory provides an invaluable resource of key statements drawn from communication studies, media sociology, and cultural studies, and includes an overview essay and section introductions which place the readings in their theoretical and methodological context. Designed as a companion to McQuail's Mass Communication Theory, it can also function independently of that text. provides an invaluable resource of key statements drawn from communication studies, media sociology, and cultural studies, and includes an overview essay and section introductions which place the readings in their theoretical and methodological context. Designed as a companion to , it can also function independently of that text.

The Textbook and the Lecture

The Textbook and the Lecture

Education in the Age of New Media

  • Author: Norm Friesen
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421424339
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
  • View: 9311
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"In this era of technological and cultural disruption in higher education, Norman Friesen turns the question around: Why is higher education apparently so little changed in our era of digital media? Is their obstinate persistence evidence of resilience or of obsolescence? Answers to these questions generally come down on the side of obsolescence, with schools depicted as industrial-age antiques, about to go the way of the steam engine. Using media and the changes produced through them as its central reference point, this book reverses this view. It explains why educational institutions, their forms, and practices have lasted so long, and why they show no sign of going away. This book argues that questions like the ones above can best be answered not by imagining an uncertain future, but by examining a well-documented past--one that ultimately extends from Gilgamesh to Google. The book undertakes this examination by focusing on educational media, but not just on new media or mass media. Instead, it sees textual and spoken (or oral) media forms as central to education--as providing the foundation for all other educational media. The book considers the significance and interaction of these basic media in two commonplace instructional forms or genres, the lecture and the textbook. The lecture and the textbook both integrate textual, oral, and, more recently, digital media, and they have also been around for hundreds of years. MOOCs and digital textbooks, argues Friesen, are not a radical break from the past but an evolutionary extension of it"--

Media Art Culture

Media Art Culture

Medienkultur mit Blick auf die documenta 12

  • Author: Judith Seipold
  • Publisher: kassel university press GmbH
  • ISBN: 3899584104
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 359
  • View: 1971
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