Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Table of Contents

Analytic Reflection

Technology's Role in Digital Discourse Concerns
- In Response to Ethical Concerns
  A short response to another student's blog post on the ethics of catering scientific texts to broader audiences.

- A New-Age Twist on Longhand Note-Taking
  New note-taking technologies available to the public sphere could eliminate issues of longhand and laptop note-taking.
       - Analytic Reflection
         A short reflection on how and why the above Sci-Tech blog was written and edited.

- Technology No Longer Requires Deep Reading, But Is There A Solution?
  New technology is making it easier than ever to read without comprehending information. Discourse studies and critics of how technology affects reading consider why this happens and how moving away from new technologies might allow consumers to gain a deeper understanding of reading once again.

Providing Citizens with Tools for Engaging in Issues of Public Discourse
- A Citizen's Role in Public Deliberation
  Ordinary citizens reserve the right to engage in matters of public discourse in public sphere settings, and may even be able to present solutions overlooked by experts due to their immediate involvement in stock issues and social controversies.

- Immigration from Prison to Public
  A White Paper that seeks to resolve issues of discourse in current prison reform regarding mass incarceration, especially in black minority communities.

- Eradicating Criminalizing Homelessness through Mediated Public Discourse
  Addresses the focus of human interest issues in scientific journalism in the context of a white paper covering issues of homelessness in the United States.

Editing, Remediation, Appropriation
- Old and New: Public Policy Solutions Through Remediation and Appeals to Time
  The effect of using rhetorical appeals in remediated and re-appropriated news stories over time.

- Taking Back Intellectual Ownership in the Humanities
  An essay regarding the need to remove educational stigmas about humanities studies to take back intellectual ownership in university systems.

- Is There Adequate Proof for the Claim: "Society is Dumbing Down"?
  The Google Generation's invention of "power browsing" online seems detrimental to reading habits but may actually be teaching new generations how to take in and sort through the vast amount of information available on the Internet.

Being a Mindful Citizen Critic/Citizen Journalist
- World Wide Wikipedia
  A response to another student's blog post regarding Wikipedia's set of guidelines and how this affects the success of Wikipedia as a source.

- Public Sphere Writing
  An analytic reflection about the process of being a Wikipedia writer and editor for a collaborative class article on "Public Sphere Writing." The article is still under review by Wikipedia, therefore no link is yet provided.

- Citizen Critics: To Trust or Not to Trust?
  Discusses what being a citizen critic means in the context of Wikipedia editing in regards to issues of validity and credibility.