Wade and Touch: Recursion, Ambient Research, and the Future of Writing

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Slides from my presentation at the annual Frontera Retorica Spring Symposium, 3.27.09, University of Texas at El Paso.

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Wade and Touch: Recursion, Ambient Research, and the Future of Writing

  1. 1. Wade and Touch: Recursion, Ambient Research, and the Future of Writing Brian J. McNely University of Texas at El Paso
  2. 2. Things: + Frameworks of Ambient Research + Writing and Recursion + Implications
  3. 3. Ambient Research.
  4. 4. Mobies.
  5. 6. Push.
  6. 8. Pull.
  7. 11. Streams.
  8. 13. Wade.
  9. 14. "In the end, we self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages are little miracles of self-reference." (Hofstadter, 2007, p. 363)
  10. 15. Writing i s recursive.
  11. 16. Ambient Research, Recursion, and Writing.
  12. 18. So What?
  13. 19. Generative Recursion.
  14. 20. Are the platforms generative? Do they foster cognitive recursion, beyond the classroom, beyond books, and beyond the computer screen? Do they leave meaningful traces and create hyperties? ( Are we ready?)
  15. 21. Image Credits: "Number 3" http://www.flickr.com/photos/13568588@N07/1385795063/ "Misty Lake" http://www.flickr.com/photos/fjny/352678088/sizes/o/ Palm http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/08/the-palm-pre/ Push http://www.flickr.com/photos/rougerouge/215087724/ Pull http://www.flickr.com/photos/jans_cat/520870009/ Streams http://www.flickr.com/photos/sworrall/144756339/ Wading http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_fabulous/2781317542/ Recursion http://www.flickr.com/photos/genista/2420613/ Google http://www.flickr.com/photos/markknol/2568436053/

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