We are at a point in our evolution as a species where we’ve become not quite living not quite dead.
Writing is a practice and a process, thus the ‘-ing’ on the end of the word. In this class, we will focus on the inventing, the doing, and the revising--not as much on the finishing, the being done.
Writing is a practice and a process, thus the “-ing” on the end of the word. In this class, we will focus on the inventing, the doing, and the revising--and not as much on the finishing, not on the being done.
A haptic interface is one that engages our skin before our intellect, our body before our brain. Certain media devices could be described as peculiarly haptic (e.g., the Xbox Kinect or Apple’s iPad), but there is a way in which all media have the potential to be (or necessarily are) haptic.
Our first challenge will be to unpack the concepts of "queer" and "rhetoric," to create working definitions of our subjects, definitions that will likely evolve over the course of the semester.
Our course begins by considering the nature of monstrosity, what monsters are, what they do, and what they mean.