The Two Virtuals: New Media and Composition (New Media by Alexander Reid

By Alexander Reid

Within the VIRTUALS, Alex Reid exhibits that to appreciate the connection among our conventional, humanistic realm of idea, subjectivity, and writing and the rising digital area of networked media, we have to realize the typical fabric area they percentage. The ebook investigates this shared house via a examine of 2, similar conceptions of the digital. the 1st digital is sort of widely used; it's the digital fact produced via sleek computing and networks. the second one, much less typical, digital comes from philosophy. It lies within the outer edge of extra well-known postmodern innovations, akin to deconstruction, the rhizome, and simulation. In drawing the relationship among the 2 virtuals of philosophy and networked media, Reid attracts upon study in pcs and writing, rhetoric and composition, new media reports, postmodern and demanding concept, psychology, economics, anthropology, and robotics. concerning the writer Alex Reid is an affiliate professor and the director Writing on the kingdom college of latest York collage at Cortland. His scholarship specializes in the connection among writing, pedagogy, and rising applied sciences and has seemed in journals corresponding to KAIROS: A magazine OF RHETORIC, know-how, AND PEDAGOGY, thought & occasion, and tradition computer, in addition to in collections akin to tradition surprise AND THE perform OF THE occupation: education the following WAVE IN RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION, and TECHKNOWLEDGIES: NEW CULTURAL IMAGINARIES within the HUMANITIES, ARTS, & TECHNOSCIENCES. He keeps a web publication, electronic DIGS, at the problems with new media, writing, and better schooling at alexreid.typepad.com.

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