Category Archives: New Media

Digital Rhetoric: Toward an Integrated Theory

Zappen, James P. “Digital Rhetoric: Toward an Integrated Theory.” Technical Communication Quarterly 14 3 (2005): 319-25. Article Abstract: This article surveys the literature on digital rhetoric, which encompasses a wide range of issues, including novel strategies of self-expression and collaboration, the characteristics, affordances, and constraints of the new digital media, and the formation of identities…

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Understanding New Media – Institutions

“Connectivity brings new sharing of information and knowledge with others. What was once accessible only via a physical school, government building, or other public institution is now potentially accessible to persons all over the world” (113-114). Veltman, Kim H. Understanding New Media: Augmented Knowledge & Culture. University of Calgary Press, 2006. Virtual Communities This term…

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“Technopoly eliminates alternatives to itself in precisely he way Aldous Huxley outlined in Brave New World. It does not make them immoral. It does not even make them unpopular. It makes them invisible and therefore irrelevant” (48). Postman, Neil. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. Vintage, 1993. In Technopoly, Postman discusses the role of…

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