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Title Rhetorical machines : writing, code, and computational ethics / edited by John Jones and Lavinia Hirsu
Published Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Rhetoric, culture, and social critique
Contents A conversation with A.L.I.C.E -- Engines of rhetoric : Charles Babbage and his rhetorical work with mechanical computers / Jonathan Buehl -- Definitive programs : rhetoric, computation, and the (pre)history of controversy over automated essay scoring, 1954-1965 / J.W. Hammond -- Treating code as a persuasive argument / Kevin Brock -- A conversation with Mitsuk -- The mathematical assumptions within computational literacy / Jennifer Juszkiewicz and Joseph Warfel -- Inventing rhetorical machines : on facilitating learning and public participation in science / Ryan M. Omizo, Ian Clark, Minh-Tam Nguyen, and William Hart-Davidson -- Race within the machine : ambient rhetorical actions and racial ideology / Joshua Daniel-Wariya and James Chase Sanchez -- A conversation with Elbot -- Metis in code : CV Dazzle and the Wily encounter with code libraries / Anthony Stagliano -- Good computing with big data / Jennifer Helene Maher, Helen J. Burgess, and Tim Menzies -- Nasty women and private servers : gender, technology, and politics / Elizabeth Losh -- Rhetorical devices / James J. Brown Jr. -- Full stack rhetoric : a response to rhetorical machines / Annette Vee
Summary "This is an edited collection that brings together scholar-practitioners from the fields of rhetoric, computer science, and writing studies to analyze new and unexplored relationships between persuasion and code. This work participates in a long-standing tradition in rhetoric and writing studies that has explored the interconnected nature of technologies and rhetorical practice, while also addressing new approaches to exploring the growing field of computational rhetoric. While computational code is often seen as value-neutral and mechanical, it is in fact inherently rife with the values of those who create it. The underlying--and often unexamined--modes of persuasion that code possesses have powerful ethical and moral implications. From Socrates' critique of writing in Plato's Phaedrus to emerging new media and internet culture, the scholars assembled in this book provide insight into how computation and rhetoric work together to produce social and cultural effects"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Persuasion (Rhetoric) -- Data processing -- Moral and ethical aspects
Rhetoric -- Data processing -- Moral and ethical aspects
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
REFERENCE / Writing Skills
Form Electronic book
Author Hirsu, Lavinia, editor
Jones, John, 1978- editor
ISBN 0817392351 (electronic bk.)
9780817392352 (electronic bk.)