English 111, November 6, 2012


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English 111, November 6, 2012

  1. 1. TODAY1) Let’s look at a few more remixes from the forums2) Remediation: key ideas (in a nutshell)3) Remediation: examples4) Now we talk5) Brainstorming Inquiry 46) Homework
  2. 2. REMIXESOne of the things we stopped short of lastclass, while looking at remix examples, wasadding the level of rhetorical scrutiny that wehave utilized looking at other texts. So let’sdo that with a few of the examples from theforum, just to get us warmed up for the day.
  3. 3. REMEDIATION Quick definition: Remediation is taking something that appears in one medium and transferring/transforming it into another medium. It’s that simple, but, like everything, it gets bit more complex. Let’s look at two key related terms, immediacy and hypermediacy.
  4. 4. ImmediacyImmediacy, in terms of Remediation, is anattempt to make the mediation– or themedia– of some deliverable text transparent.In other words, the interface and trappings ofthe media woulddisappear, essentially, leaving the user face-to-face with the content.
  5. 5. Actual mediacannot, by itsnature,perfectlycaptureimmediacy– asBolter/Grusintell us, it’s thedesire of usersto have this“true life”experience.This photo,though, isclose.
  6. 6. Hypermediacy Hypermediacy is the opposite of immediacy– it is a condition where the interface and features of the interface are so clear and apparent that attention is called to them– they become features of the presentation.
  7. 7. Here is anexample ofhypermediacy.It’s actually alittle crazy over-the-top, so I’mgoing to includea second versionof somethingvery much like itthat I canexplain.This is a World ofWarcraft raidinterface, btw.It’s not mine. Itsort of scaresme.
  8. 8. Remediation…Exists as the tensions between those twoconcepts. It is a desire to create moreimmediacy while allowing for the benefits ofhypermediacy.Important point: by the Bolter/Grusindefinition, remediation is about a change inmedia/delivery. Content should be generallyunchanged.
  9. 9. Examples The next several slides are examples of things that have been remediated. Let’s take a look at ‘em. See what we can see.
  10. 10. Inquiry 4…The larger portion of your inquiry four projectwill involve you remediating your inquiry 3argument– the second part– into either anaudio or video argument.What I’d like you to do right now is spend afew minutes creating a pro/con list for eachmedium (audio vs. video). What could you dowith your specific argument in each case,and what would you need/what might be thepotential pitfalls.
  11. 11. Homework Remember that our Thursday class will be entirely online. You should be in the Niihka chat room at the beginning of class time. I would like you to come to the virtual class with the following: 3 Potential ideas of how to remediate– or if you choose, to use remix– to develop your multi-media argument based on your inquiry 3 argument. Questions you have about the assignment.
  12. 12. Continued…There is also a reading on Niihka by AnneWysocki (under Wysocki-Multiple Media).Read it, and come to class with one key point toshare. You will be asked to share it as the firstthing we do.On the off chance that I am not there whenclass starts, you can begin without me. I willleave a PowerPoint to guide the activities.YOU ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE CLASS EVENIF I DON’T MAKE IT ON TIME. DO NOT LEAVE!