This issue is our most multimodal collection to date, including our first slidecast essay (“The Quiet Country Closet”) and our first full audio essay (“Voices in Egypt”), as well as a number of other essays that incorporate images, video, and additional modes beyond alphabetic text.
Category: Issue 1
"I have never been assaulted behind a bar, dragged behind a pickup, tied to a fence, or shot at in the woods... things that are supposed to happen if you grow up gay in a rural small town."
"As I reflect on my experiences with the Kinect’s depth data, it occurs to me that it is a “degree zero” for experimental work because the data is (in Deleuzian terms) an intensive form, pure potential."
"As a somewhat conservative, non-confrontational rhetorical strategy, rhetorical empathy can open doors of discussion and address fears and threats that may prevent listening and engagement."
"C.K.’s approach to kairos, to the complex forces that shape rhetorical situations, offers an alternative to the dominant mode of contemporary networked rhetoric: snark."
"We fancy ourselves rational, nuanced, and critically thinking animals, and commonplaces help perpetuate this fantasy."
"I think people should have this healthy worry that they’ll construct this elaborate argument and then somebody’s going to be able to just puncture it by saying 'wait a minute, here’s something you missed.'"
"Female bodies are offered in the exhibit as... learning tools. According to these displays, women need not be equally represented or studied."
"While CY existed, it enacted and exceeded the role of national identity, and it suggests how the internet transforms our understanding of nationhood."