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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

Ode to the Gutenberg Parenthesis

I’m a big fan of the Gutenberg Parenthesis Theory, which I was introduced to by media philosopher Alejandro Piscitelli. On a recent plane ride I decided to exercise my mind and write a little poem. 283 more words

Developing A Vision Of Virtuality

Three months ago I defended my dissertation. This work allowed me to explore a new Theory of Virtuality that I developed through the expansion of… 150 more words

Virtuality Theory