About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Category Archives: English 584 Postcritical Perspectives in Literacy Studies (Spring 2009)
I’ve been meaning to journal about teaching English 30 a bit more frequently this term, but just haven’t been forcing myself to write this term like I have in the past. So far, I’m excited about the strong conversations my … Continue reading
Prepared by Andy and me: XKCD: I’m Not an Idiot Langdon Winner’s blog essays on the philosophy of technology 1. What does Winner mean by “technological somnambulism” (10)? 2. Why is Winner’s book still so relevant? Why haven’t we moved … Continue reading
In The Whale and the Reactor, Langdon Winner notes that our culture has severely limited the moral questions that have salience when it comes to technology. As a society, we limit our questions to issues of public safety and health; … Continue reading
This term, as I’ve discussed a bit before, I’m teaching Honors Rhetoric and Composition1 as part of the University’s project with Sony. We are checking out Sony’s ebook Reader and doing most of our course’s readings on this — either … Continue reading
In “Pencils to Pixels,” Dennis Baron argues that “the computer is simply the latest step in a long line of writing technologies” (17). He shows, through explaining the adoptions of the pencil, the telegraph, the telephone, and the typewriter, that … Continue reading