Textual Doppelgangers: Critical Making as Pedagogy, as Research

Authors: Ratto, M.

This paper is an extended version of my comments delivered as a participant in the “Digital Media  and  Technologies: Cross  Perspectives from Communication and STS” Roundtable part of the Technologies and Emerging Media path at the Canadian Communication Association 2012 meeting.  In these notes, I provide some conceptual definitions  and examples of a form of scholarship I see as satisfying a commitment to the materials of techno-science  that  should  be  a  key  component  of  both communication and STS research on digital media. This scholarly form is linked to design sensibilities and outcomes.  It  is  facilitated  by  new possibilities for technical practice, e.g. the 'maker' movement, as well as by  current and  past attempts  to link  design and materiality  to  scholarly reflection on the co-construction of a simultaneously 'built' and 'thought' material-semiotic world.


Ratto, M. (2012) Textual Doppelgangers: Critical Making as Pedagogy, as Research. Canadian Communications Association (CCA), proceedings of the Technologies and Emerging Media track, CCA 2012, Ottawa, Canada, May 28-30, 2012. [article]

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