A Brief History of Communication Media

March 17th, 2009

From primary orality through to our current age, there have been a number of major communication advancements traceable through the tools and technology that have risen. Each of these advancing examples tended (or tends) to have a specific delivery style, conditions of communication, and offers us one or more benefit–aural, visual, textual, archival, or live interactive–while lacking, or even removing, another. Read the rest of this entry »

ATTW Presentation Video is Up

March 16th, 2009

The video recording of my ATTW presentation is up. I also added a movie of the PPT slideshow. Click play on the video and then immediately click Play on the PPT video below it; you can watch them together.
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ATTW Conference Presentation Proposal

October 24th, 2008

Here is the proposal I am submitting for the 2009 ATTW Conference:

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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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Audio-Visual Discussions

October 15th, 2008

In response to This comment, I’m not fully comfortable with “Video Chat,” which seems to suggest conversations generally formed of quick snippets of thought that are conversational and not fully thought-out before presentation. I’d prefer a title like “video discussion” or “audio-visual discussion.” [NOTE: While a google search of “visual discussion” revealing 3750 hits, shows I did not coin this term, it is a term I have not previously heard. Therefore, I will research how other people are using the term and will likely present a follow-up post with my findings.] This point is really about this concept that adding a video comment to an online video allows the commenter to more fully form his or her thoughts, just as one can do in a written comment.
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