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Think Electrate -- Week 3 Orientation

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for the UnderAcademy College course Think Electrate: Inventing Electrate Thinking Practices

for the UnderAcademy College course Think Electrate: Inventing Electrate Thinking Practices

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  • 1. Think Electrate:Inventing Electrate Thinking PracticesRichard Smyth, C.M.Full DigressorUnderAcademy College12 May 2013Week 3: Orientation
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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”).
  • 5. 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”).
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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?
  • 8. 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>.
  • 9. ContactRichard Smyth, Ph.D.rsmyth1964@gmail.comsites.google.com/site/thinkelectrate
  • 10. ContactRichard Smyth, Ph.D.rsmyth1964@gmail.comsites.google.com/site/thinkelectrate