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What you value in digital media texts

(This was the final list we came up with in class today about why folks picked the “canonical” texts they did and what those texts had in common across genres, modes, and technologies.)

Compared to others in a similar genre/style, your example stands out because…

  • its quality is consistent
  • it is credible
  • it uses appropriate multimodal strategies
  • it fulfills its purpose
  • you appreciate it

I might also add, based on our earlier conversation during the class period and what Daniel noted about his band website, that

  • it is creative or innovative

Is there anything else we missed in this common values list? Do you agree/disagree with this list? Leave a comment…

finding “canonical” examples: academic and popular

For this assignment, you need to find TWO different digital-media texts (however you want to define that for now). One example needs to be academic in nature, and it can be from any academic field. The second example needs to be non-academic in nature (again, however you want to define that is fine by me). Other than those two restrictions, there are no rules for choosing what texts you can include. You are the canon editor for this assignment. Link or embed both texts into your blog. We will use one or more in class next week to analyze how these texts work rhetorically.

Since finding academic texts of this variety has proved to be challenging, I’ve created two lists that might help you on the Resources page of this blog. There are both collections and digital journals (I’ve only included digital journals that are rhet/comp, comm, or creative writing — and only ones that use digital media. There are many more, but there were the quickest at hand. If you have others, feel free to use them and let me know what they are so I can add them to the list. The collections list is merely for your interest, although you might find a text to use for this assignment there. Most will simply link you to another collection or a specific publishing venue where you’ll have to search further.

If you have questions, post comments here. Also, if you come across more digital media/digital scholarship blogs, journals, or collections that we should add to our Resource list, please put them in the comments. I will pull some from your blog posts of last week as well.