The Blogora: The Rhetoric Society of America


MOOCspiracy, MOOCing, and Rhetoric

Submitted by RexVeeder on July 6, 2013 - 6:10am

I wonder if the Blogoria would want to explore this question about MOOCS and public discourse: Is 21st Century rhetoric(s) more a matter of chorus than Dialogue?

A context: I believe a no fear attitude toward MOOCS is essential to rhetoric and education.


W5RAN: Broadcasting Collaborative Content

Submitted by Jim Brown on November 25, 2009 - 2:13pm

My good friend Nikki Moore is part of an exciting project called W5RAN:

"W5RAN is an online indie show-and-tell for you, for me,for all of us. we're (you+me) creating the context for art in the everyday, in an online magazine that is new,fresh and changing every hour,on the hour."

Some interesting inventional collisions seem to be happening in this space, and it reminds me of teaching Ulmer's Internet Invention last year in the CWRL.


A Blogora "Screening" of RIP: A Remix Manifesto?

Submitted by Jim Brown on May 5, 2009 - 11:46pm

During South By Southwest, I wasn't able to attend a screening of RIP: A Remix Manifesto:

In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.


Aesthletics and whiffles

Submitted by Cynthia on May 7, 2007 - 6:28am

Check out the WIRED article on game designers creating new sports. "Children in playgrounds invent their own physical games every day. It's a completely natural human activity, but it's drummed out of us once we go to school and are told that the small group of advertising-supported team sports are the only 'serious' ones. For the rest of your adult life, you never deviate."

This is exactly why I argued at CCCC in my talk that we should muddy the waters of serious games and perhaps stop calling them serious. It perpetuates the logic of 'sure play' (Derrida, "Structure, Sign, and Play" 292), rather than embrace Nietzsche's 'play without security' (292). Whiffle hurling looks like such fun! (watch the YouTube link in this article)