The Electrate Blues
Keywords:electronic literacy, electracy, blues, music, rhetoric, composition, multimedia, multimodal, Greg Ulmer
AbstractThe following piece articulates a connection between blues music and electronic literacy. I visualize this connection by harmonizing the three dominant chords of the blues (one-four-five) with the three dominant modes of electronic literacy (audio-text-images). The content on each page contextualizes this relationship between music and electronic literacy both historically and personally. The inspiration for this work derives from connections I began to note whileÂ simultaneouslyÂ learning how to play guitar and teach a class on multimedia authoring.
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