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Media, Information and Technoculture
Course
Media, Information and Technoculture 2000F/G
Professor
Daniel Robinson
Semester
Winter

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Some Psychodynamics of Orality by: Walter J. Ong Textbook Readings pages 5­9 Sounded Word as Power and Action • Primary Oral culture­ no knowledge of writing  • Words merely events – no visual representation • Sound exists only when its going out of existence­ evanescent • Cant stop sound • Vision­ can be immobile • In Oral culture­ words have great power • Can touch buffalo, see buffalo, but if you hear it something is happening • Think of names as conveying power over things • Without names cant understand things (i.e. chemistry) • Labels things for us, but for oral folk is not a label You Know What You Can Recall: Mnemonics and Formulas • In oral culture­ words are thought process
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