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Soundscape collage of Fall 2011 Digital Pedagogy Seminar

Dec 1st, 2011 | By

A collage of sounds composed to reflect what we learned as Marion L. Brittain Fellows this semester at the Digital Pedagogy Seminar: dped_mix. Topics and Songs: Assessment – REM That’s me in the corner Digital divide – Aesop Rock’s 9-5ers Anthem Privilege and exclusion – Holidays in the Sun Texts that challenge convention – MJ’s

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Visual Rhetoric in Tech Com

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

This week we’ll cover the issue of visual rhetoric in technical communication. We begin with an article by Greenzweig  who discusses “the ways in which visual composition contributes to a user’s aesthetic experience and why such an experience is important when designing information structures.” We continue with McCloud’s chapter in Making Comics who formulates a

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Texts That Challenge Convention

Oct 31st, 2011 | By

Texts That Challenge Convention Sipai Klein, Amanda Madden, Jennifer Orth-Veillon, Britta Spann At Georgia Tech, Brittain Fellows are expected to live and teach by the latest technological advances. This would seem to suggest not only teaching what we call “non-conventional texts” such as games, websites, film, and social media, but also asking our students to

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“Your Message is Only as Good as Your Ability to Share It”

Oct 14th, 2011 | By

Check out this great video on infographics (and y’all know how much I love infographics): The Value of Data Visualization from Column Five on Vimeo.

A Note on “Rhythm as Necessity”

Oct 12th, 2011 | By

In Jade Simmon’s discussion on the necessity of rhythm in human interaction to the Brittain Fellows on Monday, October 10th, I was reminded of a Radiolab podcast from a while back on how two physicists explained the nature of urban life based on the rhythm created by its inhabitants. For Radiolab newbies, this NY-based NPR

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