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Maysel: Writer

April 21, 2008 at 5:05 pm (Uncategorized)

-M. Markham

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Quentin 2.0

April 21, 2008 at 12:43 pm (Uncategorized)

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Fugu problems

April 21, 2008 at 11:44 am (Uncategorized)

trying to post website but fugu has other plans.  I went through the readme but still didn’t work.  I have used ssh for windows before but I have never used fugu until now.


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My website

April 20, 2008 at 5:24 pm (Uncategorized)

Bryant, Kendra Nicole


20 April 2008

Just an FYI: I did not design a resume/CV-like website.  Instead I created a website that provides information on a community service organization that I began with a few friends here in Tampa. This website serves as a template to a future web design that I hope to implement for the organization. Below, please find the link to my page…oh…and the email link does not work…I added the link for style purposes.  (Clearly, at this moment in my life I do not have the time to shuffle through one more email accoount).

Enjoy, and find the link below: 

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Vieregge – Race and Technology

March 30, 2008 at 8:57 pm (Reading responses, Uncategorized)

The reason that access is the central issue within the discourse of race and technology is that one must have not only physical access but access through competency and purpose as well. Samantha Blackmon makes this point very clearly when she writes, “In order to benefit from all of the “advantages” of American economic society, these students must not only have material access to the machinery but must also be competent, comfortable, and confident” (155). But the essay, “Taking Black Technology Use Seriously” brings up another interesting angle to the conversation, namely that purpose is crucial as well: “Librarians and other staff members at other staff members at many branches became disillusioned, however, because these children and young adults weren’t making what the saw as “productive” uses of computers or the Internet” (73). Therefore access in a sense really means three things. First, it means physical possession, whether permanent or temporary. Someone must actually be able to have regular physical access to a computer in order to use it. Not having ownership of a computer till I was 23, and not having one (of any worth) in my house until I was 18, I know all too well how frustrating it can be to have to use a computer during only certain hours of certain days, and only then with supervision by librarians. That constraint itself prevents encouragement of creativity. Van Gough didn’t paint in thirty minute intervals – I’m assuming. He didn’t have justify his expermentations either. Then there is competence. I would really like to use professional film editing software, but I’m not at this point competent, so MovieMaker and IMovie I must use. Then of course there is purpose, which is discussed indirectly in the aforementioned article which states, “there are times we can get out of the way and share some control” (84). The purpose behind doing this would be to give them a purpose. I can understand why this would be at the forefront of the discourse on race and technology, and it is easy to forget – as a wired to the hilt graduate student – what it was like being in my parents’ household, which was a place where color TV and Cable was avante garde. Teachers must be aware that they have different access and abilities than their students, which they might easily forget.

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Vieregge’s Bibliography

March 21, 2008 at 7:39 am (Uncategorized)

Below is my bibliography for video software. To find an ample amount of research, I decided to focus on video in general but put the emphasis on internet video. Best, Quentin  

From Kairos

Cushman, Ellen. “Composing New Media: Cultivating Landscapes of the Mind.” Kairos 9.1 (Fall 2004).
         15 March 2008 <  7Ecushmane/one/landscape.html.>

Ellertson, Anthony. “Some Notes on Simulacra Machines, Flash in First Year Technology, and Tactics in
            Spaces of Interruption.” Kairos 8.2 (Fall 2003). 15 March   

Kuhn, Virginia. “Picturing Work: Visual Projects in the Writing Classroom.” Kairos 9.2 (Spring 2005). 
              15 March 2008

Rice, Rich and Cheryl Ball. “Reading the Text: Remediating the Text.” Kairos 10.2 (Spring 2006). 15
                March 2008

Ross, Heather. “Digital Video and Composition: Consumption and Production in Continuum.” Kairos 8.1
               (Spring 2003). 15 March 2008

Sorapure, Madeleine. “Five Principals of New Media: Or, Playing Lev Manovich.” Kairos 8.2 (Fall
                 2003). 15 March 2008

Squier, Joseph. “The 3 Dimensional Web.” Kairos 9.2 (Spring 2005). 15 March 2008

Teall, Ed. “Argumentative Writing and The Simpsons.” Kairos 7.2 (Summer 2002). 15 March 2008

Zeltner, Mark. “New Media and the Death of the Written Word.” Kairos 7.2 (Summer 2002). 20
             March 2008 

From Media, Culture, and Society

Caldwell, John T. “Alternative Media in Suburban Plantation Culture” Media, Culture & Society 25
                (Sep 2003): 647 – 667.

Chow-White, Peter A. “Race, Gender and Sex on the Net: Semantic Networks of Selling and
                 Storytelling Sex Tourism.” Media, Culture & Society 28 (Nov. 2006): 883 – 905.

Coleman, Sarah and Nick Dyer-Witheford. “Playing on the Digital Commons: Collectivities, Capital
                 and Contestation in Videogame Culture.” Media, Culture & Society 29 (Nov 2007): 934 –

Daliot-Bul, Michal. “Japan’s Mobile Technoculture: The Production of a Cellular Playscape and its 
                 Cultural Implications.” Media, Culture & Society 29 (Nov 2007): 954 – 971.

Harmeet, Sawhney and Seungwhan Lee. “Arenas of Innovation: Understanding New Configurational
                   Potentialities of Communication Technologies.” Media, Culture & Society 27 (May 2005):
                    391 – 414.

Hess, Aaron. “In Digital Remembrance: Vernacular Memory and the Rhetorical Construction of Web
                     Memorials.” Media, Culture & Society 29 (Sep 2007): 812 – 830.

Leyshon, Andrew, et al. “On the Reproduction of the Musical Economy after the Internet.” Media,
                     Culture & Society
27 (Mar 2005): 177-209.

McCourt, Tom and Patrick Burkart. “When Creators, Corporations and Consumers Collide: Napster
                    and the Development of On-line Music Distribution.” Media, Culture & Society 25
                    (May2003): 333 – 350.

Winsock, Dwayne. “Netscapes of Power: Convergence, Consolidation and Power in the Canadian
                   Mediascape.” Media, Culture & Society 24 (Nov 2002): 795 – 819.

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Reading response Two. By Jimmy Martell

March 9, 2008 at 7:29 pm (Reading responses, Uncategorized)

Rhetoric is defined as “the art of using language so as to persuade or influnce others. The body of rules to be observed by a speaker or writer in that he may express himself with eloguence (Kinross132). Appartently, nothing is free from rhetoric (143). For example, the incorporation of color into a timeline chart is an rhetorical stratgy for writers. It make the text easy to read and easily understandable.In the Sorapure reading, Text is marked by the increasingly sophisticated use of space for example indenting, justifing, alignment, hierarcy, bolding, and itiliczing. These elements are essential to visual rhetoric of the text. It makes the text more readable and easier to follow. It seems that a special emphasis is placed on the visual repersentation of a text. Text that are esthictically pleasing are most like to be read making it readfriendly or desireable. 

Reynolds also makes some interesting connections with text. He looks at it from different light. He looks at what are familiar elements that all readers look or expect in a text and if those elements are not present. It can become a hardened boundry where people are most likely walk away or will not dive into the text (Reynolds 163). The items Reynolds disscussed are other rhetorical elements that writers or speaker use on a very technical aspect. For me these items are overlooked, I give very little thought to these items although they are extermely important to the effectiveness of the text. It seems like these rhetorical elements are overlooked but are essential and are apart of the visual rhetorical struture of a text.    

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