Monthly Archives: January 2016

Perspective

Hayden White discussed the importance and value in narrativity, how it’s representing reality. I agreed with White’s thoughts on narrative, but was distracted by something I think of every February. Back in 2005, Morgan Freeman was on an episode of 60 … Continue reading

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Worlds of the Unseen Coming to Light

She’s dressed in red and yellow. Her shirt has exactly two buttons, white, and her face is full of both shadows and a sense of sorrow. She stares out at an ambiguous sun that is either setting or rising. We … Continue reading

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The Colors We Choose Not to Paint With

I grew up in a small town in rural South Carolina. A storybook-esque backdrop of quaint dipping ponds and expansive fields of tall grasses; my house sat nestled beside a farmstead dotted with skinny birches and stout magnolias. The only … Continue reading

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The Fight Against Symbolic Annihilation

The SAADA’s work in archiving years of South Asian American historical documents is quite inspiring and provides a new depth to the meaning of history.  Samip Mallick’s story is a fascinating and sad one as Michelle Caswell relates his sense … Continue reading

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Rolling Out the White Carpet

According to the 2010 census, approximately 30 percent of Americans identify as people of color (POC); however, on February 28, not one will stand on the Dolby Theatre’s stage, thanking their friends and families while clutching a coveted golden man.  … Continue reading

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Daniel White

I want to begin with Johnson’s article Information Infrastructure as Rhetoric: Tools for Analysis. As Johnson points out, databases make it so much easier to search for information, which of course is good, right? Because the easier it is to … Continue reading

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Consistent Innovation in Literacy Tech

Dennis Baron’s “From Pencils to Pixels” was a fascinating read detailing how different literacy technologies like the act of writing itself, the simple number two pencil and today’s modern day computer were all initially met with mixed feelings and trepidation … Continue reading

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Week Three

The strange concept regarding the evolution of the complexity of the internet, is not just the dependence of humankind on it, but in combination its momentum as a growing process. It seems no historical technology can parallel to the rate … Continue reading

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Blog Post #3

I’ve been writing for the past eleven years of my life and copyediting for the past year. When I first started writing, I used a spiral notebook to create my works and it took me weeks to finish writing a … Continue reading

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ProQuest = NoQuest?

Reading Johnson’s “Information Infrastructure as Rhetoric” definitely made me reflect on my years in high school and past two years of college. Using databases like Jstor, ProQuest and Gale, I always felt technologically savvy and efficient. Being able to search … Continue reading

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