Tag Archives: communication

Bridging Dichotomies

Please follow this link to view my formal commentary, Bridging Dichotomies. For my commentary I attempted to explore the possibilities of a hypertext writing space. I used a tool for creating interactive stories called Twine. Twine allows for graphic organization … Continue reading

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Is Technology Making Us Lazy?

Dictionary.com defines technology as: the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment … [as] the terminology of an art, science, etc. … a technological process, … Continue reading

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Text: The Technology of Communication

After reading the course materials on ‘text” and ‘technology’, I feel the two are inseparable as they relate to communication.  Text happens to be the technology of communication.  It is what humans use to share information; to communicate thoughts and … Continue reading

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what type of technology?

I chose this picture to reflect McLuhan’s pronouncement that “movable type was archetype and prototype for all subsequent industrial development.” The printing press was a major shift in text technology that changed the ‘authority’ structure of society completely and revolutionized … Continue reading

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Orality and Text

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Reading Walter J. Ong’s Orality and Literacy … Continue reading

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Text in all forms

This image is actually of a ring I own, and I chose it to represent what the definition of text means to me because when I think of the word itself, I think of a means of communication. Beyond that … Continue reading

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Alhambra: a space of text & texture

I finally saw the Alhambra this summer and as I have started our readings the memories of that hot day in Grenada swirled back and I remembered the endless beautiful walls of the palace entirely decorated with Arabic script. I … Continue reading

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Wide Eyed and Curious

Hello Classmates! My name is Tara Avenia, and this is my third semester in the MET program. ETEC 540 will be my sixth course and like many of you I am amazed at just how fast this journey has been. I … Continue reading

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