I Know you are but What Am I? Reclaiming Narratives of Cultural and Individual Identity

With a course as interdisciplinary and multi-voiced as this, it can be difficult to connect the dots between these lectures and construct the intentional metanarrative latent in the masterful curation of these activities into a single “Course”. One theme that seems apparent in the speakers we’ve seen—from The Pass System documentary, narrated by indigenous peoples…

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Reading the Digimodernist World

Digimodernism, as explained by Alan Kirby, represents a new form of textuality, in which the divisions between author, reader, producer, and other roles of a traditional text are blurred. The consumer becomes interactively submerged into a text, which is neither constant nor enduring; instead, this text is engaging in a way that promotes participation rather…

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Understanding New Media

After reading, “Introduction: Double Logic of Remediation” by Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin, there were some very strong points regarding digital modernism in relation to a film, Strange Days. One of the main arguments is that if the ultimate purpose of media is indeed to transfer sense experiences from one person to another, then…

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The Altmodern: Cross Cultural Connections

The article, “Altermodern” by Nicolas Bourriaud discusses the history of the modern, postmodern, and altermodern movements amongst art and culture. While assessing characteristics of each movement, Bourriaud hopes to define the altermodern movement. Altermodernity is described as an intersection of culture. Often post-colonial in nature, altermodernity signifies the death of postmodernity. Altermodernity is disorienting and…

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Poetry Makes Us Gentle

For the Wednesday, February 7th SASAH class of ARTHUM 2200E, “History and Theory Across the Disciplines,” I had the opportunity to listen to my classmates give their responses to prompts in regards to poetry, the value and impact of which was our topic for that week. It was one of the most emotional classes and…

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