The Craft of Metaphor

I poke my finger. Gently, I press it to see where I have punctured it yet again and a bead of blood tickles my skin. Shallow. I slide my needle through five green beads, five red. My nose nearly touches the cloth as I force the metal and fabric into conversation. This small item is…

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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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A letter from the Managing Editor

Blog: noun (s). A child that feeds on all your time, energy, and resources, but will never love you back (or pay into your retirement fund). I accepted Joel’s offhanded invitation to take over the blog in the academic counselling waiting room two years ago on a whim.  I thought to myself, “I’m in FIMS;…

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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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