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I really enjoyed watching the tag cloud on the side of the community blog grow over the semester.  Pretty impressive list now!  I didn’t spend as much time here as I would have liked, but I certainly found everyone’s posts … Continue reading

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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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Creatures of Habit and Agents of Change

We are creatures of habit. This course is all about change, changing our habits and providing some knowledge to help others change. Text Technologies: The changing spaces of reading and writing – I think I now know what the title … Continue reading

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Tension Between the Visual and the Verbal

Here is my Major Project, which explores the changing relationship between text and image from the medieval to the digital age. Introduction The relationship between the visual and textual elements used in representation has changed in the time from the … Continue reading

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From Handwriting to Typewriting

“It is probable that longhand will persist-at least until inventions have made the typewriter as easy to carry as a pen or pencil and within financial reach of all.” Alice E. Benbow, 1925 (as cited in Templin, 1960, p. 164) … Continue reading

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Paradox and Tension in Theories of Orality, Text and Technology

Paradox is defined as contradiction or conflict with statements that are reasonable or possible. (Merriam Webster Dictionary)  Theories surrounding the nature of orality, text and technology is rife with paradox. It is through illuminating paradox that we become comfortable with … Continue reading

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Commentary #1: Determined by technology or determined by our actions

Postman’s article, The Judgement of Thamus (Postman, 1993), illustrates how new technologies alter our conception of reality. This transformation is an ecological change. The intrusion of a new technology involves an entire culture and context. It is not possible to … 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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“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 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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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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What is Technology

I found two videos that help to define technology and provides some specific examples. Like Mark, embeding these videos has me stumped, for now……, so they are links. The first video provides a technology definition in one broad statement. The … Continue reading

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Photo: “Paper Bits Sketches” by Josh DiMauro. This photo is Creative Commons licensed: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Hello all! I am seeing a number of familiar names in this course so it will be very cool to reconnect … Continue reading

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