By Alexander Reid
Within the VIRTUALS, Alex Reid indicates that to appreciate the connection among our conventional, humanistic realm of inspiration, subjectivity, and writing and the rising digital house of networked media, we have to realize the typical fabric house they percentage. The e-book investigates this shared house via a research of 2, comparable conceptions of the digital. the 1st digital is kind of universal; it's the digital fact produced by way of sleek computing and networks. the second one, much less usual, digital comes from philosophy. It lies within the outer edge of extra customary postmodern recommendations, akin to deconstruction, the rhizome, and simulation. In drawing the relationship among the 2 virtuals of philosophy and networked media, Reid attracts upon study in desktops and writing, rhetoric and composition, new media stories, postmodern and important thought, psychology, economics, anthropology, and robotics. in regards to the writer Alex Reid is an affiliate professor and the director Writing on the country college of latest York university at Cortland. His scholarship makes a speciality of the connection among writing, pedagogy, and rising applied sciences and has seemed in journals akin to KAIROS: A magazine OF RHETORIC, expertise, AND PEDAGOGY, concept & occasion, and tradition computer, in addition to in collections resembling tradition surprise AND THE perform OF THE occupation: education the following WAVE IN RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION, and TECHKNOWLEDGIES: NEW CULTURAL IMAGINARIES within the HUMANITIES, ARTS, & TECHNOSCIENCES. He continues a weblog, electronic DIGS, at the problems with new media, writing, and better schooling at alexreid.typepad.com.