Week Three – Overview

  So the rollercoaster is gaining momentum‚ĶThis week it has been a case of holding onto the rails of this fast moving vehicle we call EDC. New topics and subjects of interest present themselves with every turn and I have had to find a balance between an exploration of these capillary routes and staying on [...]

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Intersecting the transliterate

Jenkins (2001) states that ¬†media convergence comprises of at least five processes: technological, economic, social/organic, cultural and global, writing that ” these multiple forms of media convergence are leading us towards a digital renaissance – a period of transition and transformation that will affect all aspects of our lives” (Jenkins, 2001). Indeed Kress (2005) recognises [...]

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Mode/Medium

Books… every day I find myself physically surrounded by endless numbers of these wonderful media. In discussing framing, Kress (2005) identifies “our long domination in the West of writing as the culturally most valued form of representation: and more, the long association of the mode of writing with the equally dominant, valued and powerful medium, [...]

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Writing is precisely that space in which the persons of grammar and the origins of discourse mingle, combine, and lose each other until they are unidentifiable: writing is the truth not of the person (of the author), but of language. This is why writing always goes further than speech. To consent to speak of one's writing,... is merely to tell the other that one needs his speech. (Barthes, 1994, p.8)
Barthes, Roland

  Although I am certain that I will consider and embrace different (perhaps opposing) perspectives of writing throughout this week I liked this quotation. Barthes has given me a base line to work from / on when pondering all things semiotic. Barthes, R. (1994) The Semiotic Challenge. Translated from French by Richard Howard Berkeley: University [...]

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