Technologies of Wonder
Susan H. Delagrange

RELEASED: November 2011

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Technologies of Wonder

Rhetorical Practice in a Digital World

Susan H. Delagrange

2012 Winifred Bryan Horner Book Award from the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition

2013 CCCC Outstanding Book Award

Technologies of Wonder considers the theoretical and pedagogical implications of designing academic scholarship in interactive digital media, and proposes renewed emphasis on embodied visual rhetoric and on the canon of arrangement as an active visual practice. This project uses the concept of the Wunderkammer to argue for techné and wonder as guiding principles for a revitalized visual canon of arrangement and as new models of invention and intervention in multimodal scholarly production. Technologies of Wonder also presents examples of how this rhetoric of inquiry can be applied to multimodal projects in the classroom. New digital technologies offer viable alternatives to linear, less embodied traditions of academic scholarship.

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