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Digital argument in the age of social media

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"Developing an Argument in the Digital Age"

Outline and links: 


We have loaded some materials on the moodle WITT site including the 2010 Horizon Report.


Want a Google Wave account?  Contact Dave or Greg after WITT and we'll set you up!


0. Introductions.

-historical and theoretical contexts

-years, decades of practice: info lit, digital publication, HT

-key shift: social media revolution->environment

-imbrication and William Gibson, or print monographs + Wave


1. digital argument: structure

(link to Prezi)

-unitary aspect

-distributed aspects

  a) spatial

     hypertextual: disaggregate compontents of argument (summary, review, etc)

     supplemental content (ex: books, Juan Cole)

     (first note on the general role of politics)

  b) diachronic

     developed in public

        blogging argument over time

        -link back to previous items

        -use tags, departments to organize

        ex: Open Source blog post sequence; In Our Time followup email

        ex: "Zombie Economics", John Quiggen (post)

  c) synthetic concept: networked book (IFTB) (and check those examples, as of 2005!)

  d) secondary or aura of media

    -integral with publishing platform (comments, wiki edits)

    -different platforms afford this differently

        mp3 player vs wiki

        cultural expectations   

     -different levels

          i. dependent on your work

          ii. associated with your person(a)

          iii. housed elsewhere


2. contours of the new environment

consumption and production shift, interweave

-info lit 2010: everything we already learned, plus...


3. the power of storytelling

(an earlier, vaster version of this part in Powerpoint)

(Alan and Bryan's article, with many examples and links)

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