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June 20, 2005

I Connect Therefore I Am:


Connectivity and Networking

"The notion of connection refers to both metaphorical and material practices informing our understandings of the flows of energy and information within human bodies, communities, geographies, and technological networks. Cranny-Francis offers a definition of connection which accounts for the term's significance in the contexts of both Cultural Studies and multimedia literacy:

It refers to the ways in which texts generate meanings through their relationship with other texts, to the development of multimedia technologies that are characterized by their connectivity (the web, the net), and to the ways in which meanings are generated crucially by the connection between texts and their users. (Cranny-Francis, forthcoming)" From I Connect Therefore I Am: Connectivity and Networking in Bodies, Technologies, Communities, and Selves by Anthony Lambert [via]

Posted by jo at June 20, 2005 10:03 AM