Category: 06) Dwelling With New Media


Chapter Summary

“Dwelling with New Media” examines the new technologies inundated within societal constructs and finds these technologies are not limited to the computer screen, but rather, shape the world in which we live. The authors, Bay and Rickert, state, “It is not enough to say that new media produce change; rather, new media transform how we see ourselves as human beings in the world.” They attempt to reconnect digital media with human creation; what qualities of this new media, as created by humans, become seen as personal? They conclude that humans co-adapt with technology, and this transforms how people see themselves in relation to the world.

Thomas Rickert

Rickert

Rickert

Thomas Rickert is an associate professor in the English Department at Purdue University. His areas of interest include histories and theories of rhetoric, critical theory, composition, cultural studies, and network culture. He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington. He serves as one of the editors for the Janice Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition for Parlor Press and as an editor for the online journal Enculturation.

Jennifer Bay

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Bay

Jennifer Bay is an assistant professor of professional writing at Purdue University. She received her PhD in rhetoric and composition from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has been the manuscript reviewer for Pedagogy since 2002. Her most recent graduate courses include Gender, Rhetoric, and the Body and New Media. Bay’s research regards theories of emerging technologies, histories of rhetoric and composition, feminist rhetorics, and the rhetoric of maternity leave policies. Her work has appeared in journals such as Dialogue, Enculturation, and JAC.

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