Week 2 Review--read Jeff Rice essay--Forum discussions about electrate identity--Google Hangout discussion– writing with images– comics as image-text composition– electrate tools for image writing– final project possibilities
Week 3 Preview--Continue Week 1 & 2 discussions--read Greg Ulmers “Florida Measure (Chora)”--Week 3 discussion questions in forum--start discussion of key questions--thinkelectrate.wikispaces.com--Google Hangout: time to be determined
Prosthetic Augmentation“What literacy is to the analytical mind,electracy is to the affective body: aprosthesis that enhances and augments anatural or organic human potential...”(Ulmer “Electracy”).
Image Writing: Electrate Prosthesis“Alphabetic writing is an artificial memory thatsupports long complex chains of reasoningimpossible to sustain within the organicmind. Digital imaging similarly supportsextensive complexes of mood atmospheresbeyond organic capacity”(Ulmer “Electracy”).
Emblem Writing as Mnemonic--emblem writing as Renaissance model ofimage-text combination--consider Ulmers “Florida Measure (Chora)”as a form of image-text writing (with thebalance falling heavily on textualexplanations of each image)--after reading the essay, see what youremember about its contents based on theimages that you recall
Electrate Tools for Emblem WritingConsider the potential of the following as toolsfor image-writing:--Vine (vine.co)--Vinepeek (vinepeek.com)--Instagram (instagram.com)--Comic Life (comiclife.com)--Thinglink (thinglink.com)--others?
References“Electracy.” Wikipedia. Viewed 12 May 2013.<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electracy>.Ulmer, Gregory. “Florida Measure (Chora).” Journal of Florida Studies. Vol 1.1(Fall 2011). Viewed 12 May 2013. Website. <http://www.journaloffloridastudies.org/floridameasure.html>.