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Frankentheory, Your Time is Now_Final Case Study

Welcome, my dear readers, to my final case study, known as Frankentheory.  Shall we begin? And Away We Roll As I have discussed in my previous case studies, World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massive, complex, global network composed of … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Way You Scaffold Your Theory_Assignment for Case Study #4

As my classmates and I head towards the final case study (in which the Frankentheories begin to emerge from the colossal stitching together from the breadth of theories we have read this semester), we were asked to do a scaffolding … Continue reading

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In Which ANT Meets Rhetorical Theory, And Even Objects Have Agency_Case Study #2 WoW

For this second case study, I am approaching guilds in World of Warcraft from Rhetorical Situation Theory (Lloyd Bitzer and Richard Vatz) and Actor-Network-Theory (Bruno Latour). While Rhetorical Situation is focused on humans as rhetors and the functions and effects of rhetorical … Continue reading

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Ah, a Mindmap that Makes (a little) More Sense

Mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1589875 For this week, I decided to remap my mindmap with colored nodes so as to make the distinct theories stand out more (as compared to the gigantic labyrinth of black nodes I had before). I definitely felt like Joseph … Continue reading

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Networks, Actors, and the Great Mindwarp

“To pay justice to the efforts of our predecessors and to remain faithful to their tradition, we have to take up their goal, understand why they thought it had been prematurely completed, and see how it can be pursued with … Continue reading

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In Which the Library-English Professor Meets Hypertext Theory and ANTs Go Marching into the Mindmap

Mindmap: http://popplet.com/app/#/1564732 Oh, Actor-Network-Theory. So, for this week’s update on the mindmap, I added more nodes in this batch than I have been with other batches recently. I wanted to make sure that I had a definition of sorts as to … Continue reading

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ANTs, Scatter at Will_Latour, Joyce, and Johnson-Eilola_Reading Notes

Actors, you say? Now what does that have to do with networks? Or hyptertextuality? Or even Foucault, for that matter? Are you mad? Obsessed with Hollywood? Ohohoho, my dears, your lives are about to get so much more interesting. Mine … Continue reading

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