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  1. Nov 2023
    1. Rafael Barrio de Mendoza Zevallos

      Contact Information: grb49@cam.ac.uk

      Rafael is a PhD Student in the Sociology Department at the University of Cambridge. His work focuses on the emergence of experimental evidentiary practices in the context of environmental disasters. His project inquiries how the fishing communities impacted by the 2022 La Pampilla oil spill in Peru are repurposing sensing media and articulating epistemic habits to document the disaster, and in that way engage with regulatory agencies, the Peruvian administration and the private oil company to advance their claims. Hence, he seeks to interrogate how public matters regarding environmental harm evolve from the contentious assemblage of different technical, social and legal veridictions.


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  2. Mar 2018
    1. These readings brought to my attention the importance of multimodality in communication. It showed me that anything that is trying to convey a idea can be considered text, and that all text can be considered multi-modal. Without multi-modality, ideas would be constrained to verbal communication. This could possibly result in less communication and more misunderstanding. I believe this because, multimodality in today's time seems to play a major role in the progression of ideas.

    2. Different media use different combinations of modes and arc good at doing different things.

      i agree,because each media has to take a different approach because their ideas will be different, and different ideas have different modes that are better suited for presenting them.

    3. When we interact with people in real life or watch them on-screen, we can tell a lot about how they arc feel-ing and what they arc trying to communicate.

      gestural mode plays a large role in communication such as in movies where someone expressions plays a role in authenticity to their role,or in case of the supplemental text, the man translating for the deaf. During the translation ,you could tell by hoe he signaled and looked at the person actually speaking that he was nervous and or wasn't sure of what he was translating.

    4. he designers of Twitter chose how to lay out the basic profile page (with the tweets in the right column and info about the user on the left), and users can choose design templates and profile images-all of which means that lil}'Ollt draws on spatial, visual, and linguistic modes of communication, showing that it's nearly impossible for a text not to use multiple modes at once.

      I believe this design makes twitter very multi modal because, the spatial organization that is used on twitter allows users to place their own ideas on the platform, making room for linguistic , visual, aural, gestural, and spatial ideas of their own.

    5. The spatial mode is about physical arrangement.

      I believe that spatial mode is important because it allows us to organize our ideas in a way that create a deeper meaning, or can be used on a platform to allow access to be easier. It also allows us to arrange ideas how we would like to present them.

    6. Although most of us arc used to hearing sound all around us every day, we don't often pay attention to how il signals information, including feelings, responses, or needed actions.

      In light of the supplemental text, this statement sheds light on the importance of visual mode.Visual mode allows our ideas to be presented in a way that can actually be useful for the deaf. The translator, was using visual mode even though he was incorrect at translating. But the deaf would be clueless without a visual aid.

    7. Although he likely ~ was referring to IW's commitment to helping individual citizens, his ~ choice of words-"small people" -infuriated the public because it • demeaned those impacted by the spill and implied that the disrup--I tion to their lives was not of great concern

      The way a speaker expresses their ideas is taking into consideration by listeners. Not only do they listen to the message but how it was given. This not only allows a person to determine authenticity, but it allows a person to compare their own ideas to the speakers and determine whether or not they agree. For example, when the BP president addressed those affected by the spill as "small people". This caused controversy because his statement made people feel as though he had no concern, interest, or relation to them.

    8. !'he linguistic mode and the ability to use it carefully matter very ~ much in contemporary communication.

      This statement is claiming that the use of written or spoken words and the way we use the words, play a major role in the way we communicate. This statement is basically trying to say that it is important for us to communicate our ideas in a way that can be understood, so that our true meanings cant be misconstrued

    9. A text can be anything from a lolcat to a concert tee shirt to a dictionary to a performance.

      Since text doesn't necessarily have to be words. This allows a wider medium for communication to be spread on. For example, if you were to see a picture of a dog running you would automatically be able to get a idea of the pictures text without any description or use of words.

    10. Multimodal describes how we combine multiple different ways of communicating in everyday life.

      The supplemental text i chose is "Deaf community outraged after interpreter signed gibberish before Irma" by Alex Mendoza. The most prevalent idea from the main text that can be seen in both of these texts is the use of multi-modality to express a idea.The purpose of multi-modality in the supplemental text is to show the importance of the different modes, linguistic, visual, aural, gestural, and spatial and how they affect communication.