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The Rhetoric of Technology as a Rhetorical Technology

Authors: John A Lynch (University of Cincinnati) , William J. Kinsella (North Carolina State University)

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Abstract

Defining the “rhetoric of technology” encounters the challenges scholars have identified when defining both “rhetoric” and “technology,” and it raises issues about how to demarcate the rhetoric of technology from media studies and other cognate fields. One distinguishing feature of both rhetoric and technology is the focus on invention. Giving priority to invention highlights the liminal positionality of a rhetoric of technology, which lies betwixt and between science and commerce, and novelty and familiarity. Considering invention further encourages interdisciplinary reflexivity about the decisions made in technological development and dissemination.

Keywords: rhetoric, technology, invention, liminality, agency, rhetoric of science and technology

How to Cite:

Lynch, J. A. & Kinsella, W. J., (2013) “The Rhetoric of Technology as a Rhetorical Technology”, Poroi 9(1), p.1-6. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2151-2957.1152

Rights: Copyright © 2013 John A Lynch and William J. Kinsella

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30 Apr 2013
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