ACM SIGGRAPH's DIGITAL ARTS COMMUNITY (DAC)
Time: April 19, 2013 to April 20, 2013
Location: North Carolina State University
Street: North Carolina State University
City/Town: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Website or Map: http://crdm.chass.ncsu.edu/si…
Event Type: symposium, conference
Organized By: Dr. Carolyn R. Miller
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2013
Digital media have enabled what impresses most observers as a dizzying proliferation of new forms of communicative interaction and cultural production, provoking all manner of multimodal experimentation, artistic and entrepreneurial innovation, adaptive construction and reconstruction, and a good deal of just plain play. Hyperlinking, interactivity, and crowdsourcing change our narrative strategies and structures. Some of these new forms go viral, some persist, some adjust incrementally, others languish or are rapidly replaced by something else. Scholars in multiple fields have begun to explore these processes of emergence, innovation, and stabilization, many of them working with the concept of genre, which has become newly important in rhetoric, literature, game studies, library and information science, film and media studies, applied linguistics, and elsewhere. As social recognitions that embed histories, ideologies, contradictions—as sites of inventive potential—as recurrent social actions—genres are constitutive of culture, in Giddens’s sense. Genre systems can tell us a great deal about social values and cultural configurations; narratives tell us who we are and who we want to be; rhetorical and poetic form offers recurrence, recognition, satisfaction.
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