Reading Summaries

Understanding Visual Rhetoric in Digital Writing Environments

In her essay “Understanding Visual Rhetoric in Digital Writing Environments”, Mary E. Hocks discusses how digital environments are designed with features like “audience stance, transparency, and hybridity” (629). The ” visual and interactive nature of native hypertext and multimedia writing” (629) makes it difficult for scholars to distinguish words from visuals, as Hocks suggests “Interactive […]

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Should “He & She” Still Exist?

“Identity is no longer clearly defined as female or male, but by increasingly visible manifestations of sexuality or lack thereof.” This quote, among many in Suzanne Tick‘s article “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” suggests that binary gender identification is currently being defied. In some cases, “traditional” gender roles (as we know it) […]

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“Color Walking” Reading Summary 5

In this article “Color Walking” by Phia Bennin and Brendan McMullan. The starting point of the subject begins by explaining the actual experiment of color walking its self. The introduction provides you with the insight that the color walking experiment expertly developed. Continuously, the authors begins unfold the experiment by drawing the reader to visualize […]

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Post-Gender Reading Summary

Metropolis Magazine / March 2015 / His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society One of the United States’ leading textile designers argues for gender-neutral design as the next frontier in the workplace. Are we having a gender revolution?  People are confused or not confused by their […]

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Desensitizing and Controlling Content in Online Environments

In her article “Better Online Living through Content Moderation”, Melissa King proposes “using content control features is not guaranteed to stop the effects of abuse, they do help and their use should not be disparaged and discouraged.”  Content control can help users that suffer from PTSD that need to “avoid topics and people that trigger their anxiety”. […]

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Architectural Roadblocks Within The Classroom

Reading Summary #6 Transform, Interact, Learn, Engage; it sounds so familiar to us nowadays, because those are words that are being used so freely to describe our society’s necessity to adapt and move forward in our way of thinking and teaching. Transform, Interact, Learn and Engage; or better known as, “TILE”. It is a an […]

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“All Together Now” – The Beatles

Reading Summary #5: Emily Bazelon – “Making Bathrooms More Accommodating” Historically, the world has always been a place that has been tailored to accommodating the male gender. We were simply put here to work, make money, and have a woman to support us in almost every other aspect of life. Now, more than ever, this […]

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Better Online Living Through Content Moderation

King, Melissa. “Better Online Living Through Content Moderation,” Model View Culture 28 (October 14, 2015). Web: https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/better-online-living-through-content-moderation. In the article, ”Better Online Living Through Content Moderation,” written by Melissa King, she discusses the uses of content/ trigger warnings, block and ignore functions, block lists and privacy options that help to improve one’s computer experience by […]

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Making Bathrooms More Accommodating by Emily Bazelon

Typically, the only type of restrooms you see in today’s businesses are MEN and WOMEN. Introducing gender-neutral restrooms (or restrooms specifically for transgender people and other minorities) is a step in the right direction to making this world more accommodating and open-minded. The Latin root of the word ‘accommodate’ means ‘to make fitting.’ Accommodation is compulsory […]

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Color Walking

Color Walking: http://www.radiolab.org/story/214709-color-walk/ The article, “Color Walking,” written by Phia Bennin and Brendan McMullan, is about an experiment that gives the reader a new insight about colors and their environment. In the introduction of this article, the authors tell the reader about how William Burroughs discovered a concept to inspire his students. The idea is […]

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Color Walking

In this article, the authors talk about how they came upon an experiment inspired by William Burroughs, an american novelist. William Burroughs labeled the experiment as “color walking” and in this experiment you would simply walk outside and pick a color that is most striking to you. Once you’ve identified your color, you will then […]

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