Category Archives: New Media

Bruns (2008): Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond

Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage by Axel Bruns My rating: 3 of 5 stars Bruns’s Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond is a solid argument about how the Internet is changing the way we produce … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Internet culture, New Media, Wikipedia | 4 Comments

Wysocki et al (2004): Writing New Media

Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition by Geoffrey Sirc My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this fine collection, Wysocki, Johnson-Eilola, Cynthia L. Selfe, and Sirc provide a chapter or two each arguing about … Continue reading

Posted in New Media, Technology | Leave a comment

Warnick (2007): Rhetoric Online

Rhetoric Online: Persuasion and Politics on the World Wide Web by Barbara Warnick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Warnick’s Rhetoric Online is a helpful contribution to the study of persuasion in political discourse online. Warnick argues persuasively that scholars … Continue reading

Posted in Internet culture, New Media, Technology | 2 Comments

notes from the interblags: post RSA edition

Yesterday concluded the RSA Summer Institute, held here at Penn State. Participants from around the country came to discuss rhetoric in either a week-long seminar or a weekend workshop (or for some, both). I was in the Queering Rhetorical Studies … Continue reading

Posted in Copyright, Internet culture, New Media, Notes from the Interblags, Queer issues and theory, Teaching Composition | Leave a comment

more auto-tuning the news: smoking lettuce

I’ve post autotune the news before, but I love it so much, here’s another episode. My favorite part is the questioning of American Exceptionalism toward the beginning (exceptional fast food!): h/t Oregon Robot for this video.

Posted in New Media | Leave a comment