The Social/Rhetorical/Epistemic Situation of Audio-Visual Discussion

October 17th, 2008

This post is in response to This comment, which essentially inquires as to the way in which elements of primary AND which elements of secondary orality play into:

  • Orally-based web 2.0 technologies;
  • Interpersonal relationships and the associated oral communication patterns;
  • People in front of the radio or around an orator versus the experience of having those relationships in a virtual environment;
  • Orality and epistemology; and
  • Oral communicative patterns.

Additionally, the comment acknowledges the freedom podcasts [and related audio-visual discussions] grant us in terms of when/where (portability) and inquires as to how such technologies meet the innate need to set new knowledge into social context.
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