Sound like your students are in for some interesting times too.
Great idea, Richard. I'll be interested in developments in this course. I hope you can post about it.== Michael Höhne
I'd enjoy taking the class.
Fascinating. We should all play along at home!I would have thrown some Baudrillard in there but I'm sure someone will stumble upon him, if only at CTHEORY.net
Very interesting, I wanna sign up too!
Thanks, folks -- I'll post any major insights here.
Makes me want to be back in college. It looks like the course is going to be a very interesting one.
OK, so I would totally have taken that class. The study of rhetoric, graphemes, language, and what effect they have on how we communicate is a fascinating subject. Bonus points for the whole "digital sabbath" excercise!
Some of this looks fairly familiar from my Sociology of Literature and Mass Media course from 1988-89 (I'm sure I read some parts of The Gutenberg Galaxy, but it was so long ago now). Wish I could take this course too!
Sounds like lots of fun. Wish I went to your school.
Sounds fascinating, Richard. My sister is a professor and teaches rhetoric/communication studies as well (I'm sure her biggest nightmare would be to have me in one of her classes). I've often told my sister I'm envious of the opportunity she has to be in a classroom setting every day where she can engage in an exchange of ideas. I think it's the exchange of ideas more than the topic itself which I find so alluring. I suppose online communities somewhat serve that same purpose for me, where an exchange of ideas is concerned. People can share, debate, teach, learn, and so forth. It's the poor man's classroom. Have fun!