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Collaboration as the Rhetoric of Technology – Podcast #2

In this podcast, I discuss how technology encourages us to collaborate with one another using James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds and Kevin Kelley’s What Technology Wants.  Through this collaboration, we as a diverse group come to decide what is right/wrong, good/bad, and rational/irrational.  The word ‘collaboration’ dictates that it must be a group effort and not just the thoughts of one individual, which is something that is important to Surowiecki’s ideas.  I believe that without technology, we would be much less likely to collaborate with one another, and, consequently, some things in this world would not be as ‘good’ as they are.

The soundtracks used in this podcast are from the GarageBand Library.

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  1. khamil13
    October 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    I really enjoyed this podcast. I think the idea that technology encourages collaboration makes perfect sense. Even the label “social media” alludes to modern technology’s purpose or use. Despite whatever the technology may be whether it’s television, radio, email, written letters or the Internet, these technologies all connect people and all allow people to easily share and discuss information. I think the idea of collaboration through technology also naturally leads to ideas of rhetoric. In particular, I enjoyed how you incorporated the strong defense of rhetoric from class. By collaborating and communicating with one another through technology, we are creating meaning and ideas through rhetorical communication. All participating parties contribute to the rhetorical communication and enhance the overall understanding. Overall, I think this idea is very relevant and something to consider from The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki.

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