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A Martian Sends a Postcard Home

by Craig Raine, 1979 Caxtons are mechanical birds with many wings and some are treasured for their markings– they cause the eyes to melt or the body to shriek without pain. I have never seen one fly, but sometimes they … Continue reading

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Text is a fingerprint

Text. I chose this picture for a couple of reasons. It was a picture that came up when I Googled the word text. I was curious to see what type of images appeared for this four letter word. I was … 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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I chose this image of Greek text from Amheida, Egypt, to represent the erosion of text as written authority. As a child I grew up with the concept that if something was in print, it was authoritative and couldn’t be … Continue reading

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The changing nature of text.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g&feature=share&list=ULNLlGopyXT_g[/youtube] The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) Michael Wesch Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Although this very popular Youtube video is quite literal in defining the changing nature of text, I felt it illustrated some interesting elements from our Papyrus to … Continue reading

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A short passage that sheds light on ‘Text’

“Text is written authority” I think that this simple statement, taken from our own module referring it the Modern Usage of text, touches on my own attitude about text. Prior to getting started in this course I was quite unsure … Continue reading

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the text-ure of language

I love this picture – it speaks about the ancient roots of the word “text’ and its entanglement with texture, technology, techne….the history is always there: “concepts have a way of carrying their etymologies with them forever.” (Ong p.11). There … Continue reading

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What Text Means to Me

I am very interested in etymology and have incorporated the origin of the word text from its French and Latin roots. I chose to represent text as a Wordle using keywords obtained from a number of different sources. My description … Continue reading

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Writing looks different but it still has meaning

When thinking about the word Text and the definitions we have reviewed a few things kept resonating with me. The idea that a text is something that is created and has substance (texture) meant that texts in the past and … Continue reading

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Kym Francis – Shark Texts

Hello, hello! I am a middle school Language Arts teacher from Edmonton, Alberta who works best under the gun of deadlines and consider myself to be an expert procrastinator. (These superpowers combined with my inability to navigate this blog have … Continue reading

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