Tumblog: Reflection # 2 – Multimodality

  “We have perceptions, thoughts and personalities (already shaped by other communications technologies) that are affected by the way we use the medium and the way it uses us.” (Rheingold, 1993)   The Tumblog platform encourages use of and experimentation in a wide range of modalities. This platform menu opens the gateway to imagination and [...]

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Petri…fied cyberspace

Rheingold (1993) uses the petri dish as a metaphor for cyberspace. I love this analogy for the simple reason that it highlights the possibilities of cyberspace running parallel to offline reality. All too often there is the automatic expectation that all of our online experiences should be perfect simply because they are online, because they [...]

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