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27-29/1030: Abstract or Concrete? an incomplete reflection on "The Dead" and the dead

Last week was the first week where I hit a major road-block in writing regularly, but part of my not writing is also because I’ve been giving myself a bit of slack, since classes and the semester officially start today. 1,187 more words


Blog prompt #1

Next week, we’ll explore Neuromancer from a number of perspectives: why the novel is considered one of the founding documents of the cyberpunk science fiction sub-genre, Gibson’s theory of science fiction as a form of history, what the novel might have to tell us about the close bodily relationship we have with technology and how these relations shape our ideas about what the “self” is, about technology as both a mental and physical prosthetic, and about how access to technologies (or the lack therof) establishes relations of power. 445 more words

Reflection Paper on Walter Ong's Orality and Literacy

What is a “second orality” and what good things are recovered in the shift back to a culture of orality? What do you think Ong’s word of advice would be for the contemporary church culture? 1,085 more words

Book And Article Reviews

We Keep Going Ong and Ong about This Technology Thing

In Writing is a Technology that Restructures Thought, Walter Ong reminds us that humans have, essentially, been making the same complaints against technology since the Middle Ages. 514 more words

8. Wherein the Writer Gets Fictionalized

As per Andre’s recommendation I dug into Walter Ong a bit recently, specifically “The Writer’s Audience is Always a Fiction,” and I found a lot of the ideas he expresses there really apply to games. 2,558 more words

Thesis Blog

Oral Memory, Storyline and Characterization _ Walter Ong

The shift from orality to literacy registers in many genres of verbal art. Of these, the genre most studied in terms of the orality-literacy shift… 3,344 more words


First We Write, Then We Fail

  1. “Any serious student of serious realities will shrink from making truth the helpless object of men’s ill-will by committing it to writing.” Plato, Seventh Letter…
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