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It is difficult if not impossible for a person living in a literate culture to truly understand what living in a primary oral culture would be like. A primary oral culture is defined by Walter J. Ong (1982, p.11) as … Continue reading
Commentary #1 ETEC 540 Ryan Edgar Commentary #1: Oral Cultures are Everywhere Image Source: http://www.brighttomato.com.au/learning-to-read-sight-words-56-sets-of-picture-word-cards-preschool.html I chose this picture because I feel games like these are vital to the process of moving from orality to literacy. … Continue reading
Reflecting on the readings of the first two modules, in particular Chapter 4 of Orality and Literacy, lead me to do a search in the Oxford English Dictionary for two words: write and writing. The entry for “write” categorized it … Continue reading
Thamus and Harold Innis both spoke of what Innus called ‘knowledge monopolies’ (Postman, 1992, p.9). They addressed their skepticism for new technologies and the impact that it would have on society, specifically the separation it would create between those who … Continue reading
Mythic Messengers – a huge bronze frieze depicting the orality of Haida culture and civilization I am intrigued by Ong’s Euro-centric perspective on orality. Here, he asserts that the oral mind is aggregative, traditional, and “unable to detach itself from … Continue reading