Presentation Title

Information Electracy: Developing a Category System for the Image

Presenter Information

Sean Morey, University of Florida

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

This presentation looks at the need for a new category system that is appropriate for new media. As Gregory L. Ulmer points out, the image disseminated by new media produces affects; they produce intensities in the body. Information literacy as it pertains to Ulmer's concept of electracy, then, requires a category system based not on Aristotleian essences, but on the information stored within the body. Being able to retrieve and make sense of information based on affect helps create a democracy that is feasible within the society of the spectacle.

Keywords

Information literacy, New media, Category systems, Electracy

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Information Electracy: Developing a Category System for the Image

Room 217

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