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Exploring Text (redefined)

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Elliot This T. S. Elliot poem brings forth thougths about reflection … Continue reading

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Opaque and Overhead Projector Technologies

For this assignment, I worked to study and contrast opaque and overhead projector technologies in the history of education. I also experimented with developing a hypertext version of my paper. You can explore my assignment 3 online space here!

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Initial Text Thoughts

At the beginning of Module 1 I wrote my initial thoughts on, “What is text?”. I naively wrote that text is the representational recording of language and influences cultures. Of course this view is influenced by my background as a … Continue reading

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Nailing it down with text

I’ve been having mind-popping revelations as I read through the Ong (1982) text, but to focus on one particular statement, “Chirographic and typographic folk tend to think of names as labels, written or printed tags imaginatively affixed to an object … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Text

“The printed word (which is always separated from context) has been represented by Western thinkers as a more accurate representation of reality than the spoken word, which is dependent upon context and interpersonal accountability.” This quote is from C.A. Bowers … Continue reading

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Text could be… anything on flickr

My understanding of the word text is continuously changing. Being asked to distinguish between text and technology through these postings has been a challenge. I could have picked any image on flickr to be representative of text. I picked the … Continue reading

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“Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.” -Martin Heiddegger Lyric Portrait 2nd Attempt by Chris Wicks Text is the interface through which we explore our thoughts … Continue reading

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Text as Technology

Text as the written word is a technology to capture orality. Ong describes text as technology on page 8 without really saying it in a couple of places. First he describes the world of sound as the natural habitat of … Continue reading

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Defining Text: The Rosetta Stone

To add to our ongoing dialogue regarding text, this image of the Rosetta Stone is representative to me of the meaning of text as we have been defining it over the past two weeks, and it also puts into context … Continue reading

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Today Outside my window, a new dawn I can see and only I can divine, the kind of day it will be. It can be thrilling and bold, eventful and daring, or daunting and cold, grim and uncaring. My own … Continue reading

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Text Can Save Life

Photo: St Petersburg by Steve White2008 When I started to think what short passage that sheds light on the meaning of text I might use I remembered the sign I read many years ago in St Petersburg. The sign located … Continue reading

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Text: Nesting Dolls

I have never really given much thought to the definition of text. I found the following definition to be interesting. “Text is an ordered hierarchy of content objects.” which is a definition that has been around since the 1980’s and … Continue reading

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Text Moves Nations

After attending Paul Brandt’s benefit concert for Slave Lake last night last night, knowing I had this assignment to do, I could not help but think about the power of music. The mix of lyrics and music has great power … Continue reading

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The Meaning of TEXT

  After a few days of exploring the meaning of text and looking for ways to express my definition through words, image or video, I finally found this picture.  For me, text is a representation of language and serves as … Continue reading

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テキストの = text

“A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. This quote captured … Continue reading

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High Tech Text

This quote comes from a paper I came across while I was researching Richard Mayer’s principles of multimedia learning (Mayer, 2001).  The title caught my attention because it seemed to encompass a couple of my interests:  “Multimedia Learning Gets Medieval.”  … Continue reading

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Text and Technology

My initial definitions for text and technology To me, text refers to symbols designed to represent something or combined to convey a message. Technology entails any enhancement produce by a device or application to make a task easier, more interesting … Continue reading

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The Tool of Text

Text is definitely a tool. It allows us to communicate, to express ourselves, and to share. It simultaneously has significantly personal meaning and cultural significance. I think the easiest way to identify text as a technology is to look at how … Continue reading

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The Dynamics of Text

Any time I think of text Michael Wesch comes to mind for his works on YouTube Anthropology. If you haven’t seen it then it is worth watching, all 56 minutes of it here. Even though YouTube is a video platform … Continue reading

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The Power of Text

I had a hard time coming up with something for this topic. Obviously, the meaning of text is easy to look up and gather a definition but I was searching for something that was stronger than just a definition. I … Continue reading

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