LIS 385T.6/RAL/Summer 2001/Leggett/Homework 5/Due July 18

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Choose four of the following questions and write your response to each in no more than a page.

     Argue for or against the need for a new notion of literacy.

     Reflect upon the use of MOOs as writing spaces.

     Discuss the distinction between design and critique in textual practice.

     Argue for or against the need for a new semiotics.

     Argue for or against the point of view that technology is socially applied knowledge.

     In what sense is writing being pushed to the margins?

     In what sense is the current science textbook not a book?

     In what sense is writing a bridge between time and space?

     In what sense are email and the web anarchistic technologies?

     How can hypermedia links be rhetorical devices?

     Write 10 misguided questions that could be asked about DLit.

     How can you tell that reality is negotiated?

     What is reflexive relativist-constructivism?

     Why would a deconstructivist like the following quote? Displays are the surfboards of the mind.

     Argue for or against the need for a middle voice in DLit.

     Discuss the point of view that literate minds may not be able to appreciate hyperliterate culture.

     Argue for or against the point of view that space has history.

     Will librarians have to learn to live on the surface?

     In what sense does machine make man?

     In what sense are children aliens in the classroom?

     What distinctions arise or blur from viewing computer games as texts?

     How do medias form?