Title

R/evolution: Social medicine in ink.

Date of Award

2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

Keywords

Literature, Canadian (English).

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

R/Evolution: Social Medicine in Ink, positions composition of written words in print vis-a-vis dominance of wider social communications via multi-sensory communications media. Given no mass medium is more of an "antibiotic" perceptually for this contemporaneous "incubation" than specialized visual fragmentation of the Latin alphabet typographically set on pages, marginalized ABCs machines press in ink provide modified relevance in supplying new "circuit breaker" demands for an "electronic" jungle we swamp ourselves with. Writers who disembody their expressions by descendants of Gutenberg's technology thusly fully capitalize by writing in the mask of the artist-critic, to service to all atypically fit for facing an implosion underway of readers and of reading since channeling this fusion ecology is done eclectically, poetry with prose, fiction with non-fiction, as well as drama. This thesis models these efforts on revision of the trivium, lower division of the seven liberal arts of the Middle Ages, in attempting pattern recognition enchancement an anti-environment should foster, an information compass to users who become explorers of the globe online. Ergo to provide control and comprehension is to refashion Archimedes' lever in the image of this new literacy: ability to adjust to perpetually shifting reality awash in the symbology of virtual dataspheres. The hypothesis in question is if there is beneficial generalization cognitively as much as physically an unspecialized hand enabled our ancestors on our revolutionary evolutionary path to adapt to and through tools that extend an increasingly obsolescent body that nature once predominantly nurtured--minds as hands, as antennae tuned for coded fields of feeds, evagination of tentacle of consciousness handling digital depths through grasping.Dept. of English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .M67. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-03, page: 1152. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.