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ComEc on the Blogs

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The internet is just part of the communication ecology that we all live in. It is nothing special any more and we use it for what it is good at. As it turns out, borrowing things (or asking to borrow things) as a favour between neighbours is one of the things the internet can do quite well. Let me give an example from my own experience. more from the link

THE EXPERIENCE OF WRITING AND READING RENGA CAN BE AN EFFECTIVE ANTIDOTE FOR POISONING DUE TO OVER-EXPOSURE IN THE DELUGE OF OUR COMMERCIALLY POLLUTED COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT more from the link

 

Ronan

 

We live in a brutally disconnected, crazily fragmented communication environment. Our ubiquitous TV programs are aggressively interrupted with imperative commercial "messages." Our mood while watching drama or comedy is regularly ruptured with commands to BUY this car, that cereal or a new deodorant spray. Newscast items can leap from a brief description of the SR-71 to a segment about some basketball player who has just "settled" for a three million dollar salary. Images of war-mutilated casualties can be instantly followed by pictures of the newest "option" laden cars.

 

The same disconnectedness and disruptive imperatives swamp us in our print media. It also is jammed with intrusive ads totally irrelevant to their articles or fiction. The unremitting bombardment from such a communication ecology has tricked many of us into letting ourselves be conditioned into simply accepting that our time spent discovering interesting information or enjoying art or entertainment will be violated. Only by a thoughtful, strenuous resistance can we avoid continuing as mere victims.

 

We have available a defense against such vertigo-producing environment. The haiku community offers an interesting wide-range antidote: renga, an ancient Japanese form of cooperatively produced poetry that is now becoming appreciated by both writers and readers in the West.

 

Haven't we all experienced the mysterious appearance of a needed teacher unexpectedly coming into our lives <197> maybe a book, a poem, an article or a person with ability to inspire us into developing a solution to our problems. I feel that there is a happy possibility that our society today has available such an analogous gift <197> renga. It is an art form that affords satisfaction from enjoyment of generous COOPERATION and thoughtful consideration for fellow artists. It affords us, as language user, opportunity to enjoy CREATING rather than merely consuming stuff of dubious merit. Participating writers (and readers) work together to create (or recreate if reading) language happenings that stimulate SENSITIVITY through enjoyment of subtly LINKED poetic stanzas. Instead of merely enduring the lunacy-producing disconnectedness in most of our communication ecology, renga participants develop artistic skill and enjoyment through cooperatively producing a subtly ORGANIZED work of art designed to intrigue, excite, or stimulate and challenge the readers as they enjoy not only the lines themselves, but the way in which lines and stanzas are LINKED.

 

While engaged in contributing to a renga the writers are aware that a careless, uneducated reader could find the completed poem merely a crazy-quilt assemblage of alternating two and three line stanzas. However, they also know that a knowledgeable, sensitive reader will legitimately anticipate a creative, meaningful and enjoyable assemblage of organized stanzas. Writers of renga design their lines so that ANY ADJACENT SET of two and three lines will have a subtle but recognizable relationship.

 

Further, readers can, with confidence, EXPECT A SHIFT after each stanza that will amplify, intensify or complement the just established mood, image, time, place or other element. Today's reader can also anticipate some interesting experiments that will extend this form just now evolving in the West. Always, enjoyers of renga, both participating writers and readers, celebrate their joint commitment to artistic integrity. They know that any completed work will demonstrate disciplined respect for the form as it also displays a new, exciting and challenging work of art.

 

Writing and reading renga can afford a vital and unique experience that will help us keep our balance in today's language environment. Besides being enjoyable, it is at least a partial antidote to infection from our often virulent communication ecology. It affords us unique opportunity to design and appreciate artistic, significant LINKINGS within an evolving form of poetry we have adopted from Japan.

 

 

 

 

From Ask.com

Designing for Civil Society

 

 

AS of February 23, google blog search with "Communication Ecology" 17 hits

surfnpoetry

 

Professor: Huei-Sheng F. Shen Course Purposes The purposes of this course are

to give social phenomena or to be specific, or/and communication phenomena a

reasonable explanation. For this purpose, we will try to understand how and/or ...the link

 

Semiotics of Power

10 Feb 2007 by Doc Mara

Barbara Mirel, at an earlier WIDE event discussed some of her research on medicine

and language and talked about what "dye" she used to study a larger hospital

communication ecology. In other words, how do you trace deformations of ...

surfnpoetry - http://surfnpoetry.blogspot.com/index.html

 

What's the prediction for global advertising?

11 Dec 2006 by Michael J

Advertising since the dawn of the industrial age, has been an important part of

the communication ecology. It's an interesting indicator of where power networks

think they can sell the most stuff. And where they can sell the most stuff, ...

Communication Ecology - http://communicationecology.blogspot.com

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Communication Ecology

3 Nov 2006 by Kath

Professor: Huei-Sheng F. Shen Course Purposes The purposes of this course are

to give social phenomena or to be specific, or/and communication phenomena a

reasonable explanation. For this purpose, we will try to understand how and/or ...

A Room of Kath's Own - http://aroomofkathsown.blogspot.com

 

clap, clap, clap…

23 Oct 2006 by sketxz

I’m still not quite sure what I will be writing about but mainly about my interests

which are very diverse, like art, as graphic design, movies, music; communication,

ecology, society, and people, just people and the sharing of ...

Real Fiction - http://realfiction.wordpress.com

 

Mission Impossible?

9 Sep 2006

Modeling for social science cases, a sheer challenging task for me. System Model

of Science Communication Ecology...

~, who observes and interprets. - http://kleintheobserver.spaces.live.com/

 

Module Five - Info-Communication Concepts

19 Aug 2006 by Laurel Considine

Why don’t we talk of a ‘communication ecology’? ... If we were looking at a

communication ecology, we would have to take into consideration methods of

communication not entailing technology ( and using my imagination that leads me down ...

Laurel Considine - http://skullee.livejournal.com/

 

Blog clusters to the rescue - maybe

20 Aug 2005 by David Wilcox

The logic is that individuals and groups link their systems to form clusters that

mirror the day-to-day face-to-face and phone conversations they have, so forming

a rich, organic, communication ecology rather than the well-manicured ...

Designing for Civil Society - http://partnerships.typepad.com/civic/ - References

 

Module 5: Info-communication Concepts

19 Aug 2006 by Dianna

how are the concepts ‘information’ and ‘communication’ understood within the

framework of an ‘information ecology’? why don’t we talk of a ‘communication

ecology’? As Bonnie Nardi and Vicki O’Day state “An information ecology is a ...

Internet Communications - http://dianna-netcommunication.blogspot.com

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Intro

10 Sep 2006 by Thomas Jockin

Started as a idea over at a Blogger blog called Communication Ecology, Milieu is

the result of the discussions that have resulted in a realization of the Graphic

Design community— specifically the writings about it, which can be summed ...

Milieu: Communication Design Discourse - http://milieudiscourse.typepad.com/milieu_communication_...

 

McLuhan and Innis

24 Feb 2006 by Terry Mockler

One's sensibilities with respect to the celebrity period notwithstanding, the

period and the persona cannot but be understood as a constitutive moment in the

evolution of our contemporary communication ecology. ...

Terry Mockler's Journey Through Cyberspace - http://terrymockler.blogspot.com

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Tightening the Screws

21 Apr 2005 by James

Paul graham’s article, partially on a topic that interests me greatly: tightening the

screws on bullsh*t. The article partially concerns how changes in the communication

ecology -- blogging -- are tightening these screws.

Explorer Street - http://explorerstreet.blogspot.com

 

Module 5 I have read and re-read the concepts document so many ...

12 Aug 2006 by NET11 Learning Log

... that there are real people at the other end that I am interacting with.

how are the concepts ‘information’ and ‘communication’ understood within the

framework of an ‘information ecology’? why don’t we talk of a ‘communication ecology’?

NET11 Learning Log - http://net11ross.blogspot.com

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Symplex

8 Aug 2006 by jelly

The Communication Ecology: Re-presentation v. Replica ?Holographic, Reamalgamerge

??? ????W. James: ???-???,???,????Daniel Boorstin: ???????,

????????????????????. ...

Aspekten - http://aspekten.blogspot.com

 

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