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The Half-Life & After-Life Of New Media, Nancy Austin Nov 2015

The Half-Life & After-Life Of New Media, Nancy Austin

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

It is fitting to think of the half-life of new media using the time-based metaphor of radioactive decay. As a metaphor, an object’s half-life can be a useful way to talk about the potent technological modernity of new media and, like Walter Benjamin’s well-known notion of the aura, call attention to an object’s performativity. However, Benjamin’s aura remains a constant reminder of irrevocable originality whereas remarking on half-life references a quality that changes over time. But what happens after the rhetorical impact of being new has run its course? What is the life expectancy of once-new ...


Pim Pedagogy: Toward A Loosely Unified Model For Teaching And Studying Comics And Graphic Novels, James B. Carter Sep 2015

Pim Pedagogy: Toward A Loosely Unified Model For Teaching And Studying Comics And Graphic Novels, James B. Carter

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

The article debuts and explains "PIM" pedagogy, a construct for teaching comics at the secondary- and post-secondary levels and for deep reading/studying comics. The PIM model for considering comics is actually based in major precepts of education studies, namely constructivist foundations of learning, and loosely unifies constructs inherent therein with other available frames and frameworks for studying comics. As such, the article fills a dire need in the scholarly literature on comics pedagogy and paves a way for those who seek to teach comics courses in the future but who need direction and for those who seek to study ...


Immigration And Justice: Moving Towards Hope Series, 2014, Jonathan Ishii Feb 2015

Immigration And Justice: Moving Towards Hope Series, 2014, Jonathan Ishii

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

The art photographed here was presented to LMU's College of Communication and Fine Arts as part of the ARTSmart Program and also displayed in the Thomas P. Kelly Student Art Gallery for the 2014 Arte Sin Fronteras exhibition sponsored by the LMU Immigration Justice Coalition. This piece takes a global social justice perspective on the impact of immigration, undocumented students, and the field of higher education.