Cyborg dreams: from ergodics to electracy

Weight, J 2004, 'Cyborg dreams: from ergodics to electracy', On the Horizon, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 36-40.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Cyborg dreams: from ergodics to electracy
Author(s) Weight, J
Year 2004
Journal name On the Horizon
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 36
End page 40
Total pages 4
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Abstract This paper speculatively explores some of wider ramifications of introducing computer-based media into the academy, both as a teaching tool and as a type of media for study in its own right. It focuses on the experience of computer-induced liminal space and some of the psychological affects that result, including q-phasing and attention-deficit-type behaviour, and ponders what affect they have on learners. The paper postulates that use of this media may result in a new for of computer-based literacy, which Ulmer has called electracy. Such questions have broader implications for concepts of humanity and culture which the paper points towards.
Subject Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Keyword(s) information media
electronic media
user studies
DOI - identifier 10.1108/10748120410540490
Copyright notice © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN 1074-8121
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