We got a lot of great footage and photographs! We got our work cut out for us next week.
Visually, this commercial works well to capture what Donald Norman (The Design of Everyday Things) writes on page 11: “Twenty Thousand Everyday Things”:
This RSAnimate speaks to this class in several interesting ways. Recall our early discussions of rhetoric.
Check this video out. Read a blurb here.
In this podcast, I discuss What Technology Wants, the film Wall-E, and the relationship of both to rhetoric. I examine four key quotes from Kelly’s book (these are the same four quotes on the Wall-E Handout). Here is a link to the “Horse’s Rear End” story I tell. This story is also retold by Kelly (179-180). I used GarageBand to make this podcast: all music and sounds effects are from the GarageBand library.
Welcome to the course site for ENGL 302: Technical Writing and New Media. I am your professor, Nathaniel Rivers, and I am looking forward to an engaging and productive semester. Students are asked to review the syllabus (pdf), the calendar (pdf), and the course communication guidelines (pdf). Other documents are available by selecting “Documents” from the top menu bar.
ENGL 302 is grounded in the critical methodology of rhetoric, which students will hopefully come to value as a productive method for negotiating, constructing, maintaining, and reshaping their personal, professional, and technological lives.