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What's Ong Got To Do With It?

Orality, Literacy and Modern Media by Walter J. Ong

Communication between two people, whether through Orality and Literacy is fundamental for all every single relationship. Therefore to know how to communicate effectively, it is important to know the history of the how and the why behind the choices we make when it comes to communication methods. 1,144 more words

CMNS 302

Principles of Typography Research: Week 3

This post is purely for my research into my module of Principles of Typography.

In referencing back to our second lecture, I’d like to refer to what was said – ‘Language is the centre of everything and what we do, it’s a fundamental of being human’. 478 more words


Literacy and Ideology

Ong, Plato, and Wysocki & Johnson-Eilola

Today we will focus on Wysocki & Johnson-Eilola’s chapter “Blinded by the Letter: Why Are We Using Literacy as a Metaphor for Everything Else?” I will add to our discussion with a summary of one of… 193 more words

Class Plan

Rap Music as "Coded Language": A Short Note on Tricia Rose's "Black Noise"

We claim the present as the pre-sent, as the hereafter.
We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun.
We are not afraid of the darkness, we trust that the moon shall guide us.

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Sundiata: Two Versions of an Oral Tale

The two versions of “Sundiata” seem quite different. Although, both relate the most important part of the story – the ostracized and shunned Sundiata walks and rises to power – the multitude of varying details makes them unique. 219 more words

My dissertation work in virtuality theory has been published online here. I will be working on an outline for a series of articles on the topic. 6 more words

Technology Integration