Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong. “Programmed Visions”. Vectors 3.1 (2007). < http://vectors.usc.edu/issues/5/programmedvisions/> 17 February, 2014.
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun has created an archive of text fragments on racism. Rather than a scholarly article, this is an exhibition, but not a very curated one. Text fragments are precented to the user at random, with so few interface elements it is very difficult to read. Vectors’ editor claim that “In the interplay between “form” and “content,” we are meant to understand that our desires to standardize the world and make it interoperable are not innocent.” (Introduction). Unfortunately for me, I am not smart enough to understand this. I spent two frustrating hours with this text to fulfil my duties for this research project, and I wonder if anyone else except the authors and editor has ever read more of it. Below is an account of my reading experience. Continue reading
Dean, Christopher; Will Hochman; Carra Hood and Robert McEachern. “Fashioning the Emperor’s New Clothes: Emerging Pedagogy and Practices of Turning Wireless Laptops Into Classroom Literacy Stations @SouthernCT.edu”. Kairos 9.1 (2004) <http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/9.1/binder2.html?coverweb/hochman_et_al/intro.html> 11 February 2014.
Four university teachers share their experiences with teaching writing in a classroom equipped with wireless laptop computers. They have written an essay each, all around the theme of communication in real life compared to the computer mediated kind. Continue reading
Dunn, Patricia A. and Kathleen Dunn. “Reversing Notions of Disability and Accommodation: Embracing Universal Design in Writing Pedagogy and Web Space.” Kairos 7.1 (2002). 11 February, 2014.
Paper arguing that ideas from Universal Web Design also can acommodate different learning styles in the classroom. Very little theory, but many examples from real teaching experience. Continue reading
Beasly, Ann et.al. “Team-Teaching in the Virtual Writing Class”. Kairos 5.1. (2000) < http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/5.1/binder.html?features/ruff/bridgenw.html> 4 February 2014.
Beasly and her colleagues use frames to present their experiences after three years of teaching writing classes where students of three different universities collaborate on writing projects via e-mail and chat. The text is mainly descriptive, but references to orther works discussing related problems are given in the discussion towards the end of each page. Continue reading
Galin, Jeffrey R. and Joan Latchaw. “Heterotopic spaces online: A new paradigm for academic scholarship and publication”. Kairos 3.1 (1998) < http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/3.1/binder2.html?coverweb/galin/index.htm> 30 January 2014.
Galin and Latchaw have explored electonic networked alternatives to the print model of academic publishing. The paper falls in three main parts, which are presented in a linear structure using buttons marked “back” and “forward.” First they discuss the working of archives in the view of Foucault’s metaphor of heterotopia. Then they describe and discuss five different online repositories of research articles, before the last section draws up four possible solutions for the future. Continue reading
Herrington, TyAnna K. “The Unseen ‘Other’ of Intellectual Property Law”. Kairos 3.1 (1998). < http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/3.1/binder2.html?coverweb/ty/kip.html> 30 January 2014
This paper presents me with link already in the title. How am I to interpret that? Should I leave the page right away and read that?
Boehm, Dane Christian with Laura Tagget. “About Plagiarism, Pixels and Platitudes”. Kairos 3.1 (1998) < http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/3.1/binder2.html?coverweb/galin/index.htm>
This article discusses how to teach students ethical academic practice and avoid plagiarism. It opens with an anecdote of a case of student plagirism, ending in the question “What are the issues”, followed by three links, and “What strategies address these issues”, again with three links.
Walker, Janice R. “Fanning the flames: Tenure and promotion and other role-playing games.” Kairos 2.1 (1997). < http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/2.1/binder2.html?coverweb/walker/intro.html> 24 January 2014
What first strikes me is that this article is old. Ancient in Web chronology. As the article has a long row of “@”s below the title, I assume it is an indication of the original window width, so I adjust my browser accordingly.
Walker argues in a rhizomatic hypertext that electronic work should be valued in its own terms in tenure reviews — a recurring topic in Kairos. The text is strewn with links, and the author stresses that she wants user to get lost in the hypertext. Continue reading
Warker, Jill A.; Ye Xu; Gary S. Dell; and Cynthia Fisher. “Speech errors reflect the phonotactic constraints in recently spoken syllables, but not in recently heard syllables”. Cognition 112.1 (2009). 81-96. Article of the Future version <http://articleofthefuture.com/S0010027709000730/> 24 January 2014.
This reports on four experiments in learning to speak foreign syllables, testing for whether hearing and speaking influences each other. In terms of new features, this article is the least developed in the Article of the Future collection, and I expect it is one of the earliest prototypes.
Langus, Alan and Marina Nespor. “Cognitive systems struggling for word order.” Cognitive Psychology 60.4 (2010). 291-318. Article of the future version. <http://articleofthefuture.com/S0010028510000058/> 23 January 2014
This paper reports on four experiments with Italian and Turkish speakers, trying to establish where in a sentence it is natural to put the verb. It opens with a very clear Research highlights section, but it also includes a composite image that is nothing but decoration. Three-quarters of the image is a montage of people talking, the last quarter is a intelligible reproduction of five charts. Continue reading