What is 'digital rhetoric'? This book aims to answer that question
by looking at a number of interrelated histories, as well as
evaluating a wide range of methods and practices from fields in the
humanities, social sciences, and information sciences to determine
what might constitute the work and the world of digital rhetoric.
The advent of digital and networked communication technologies
prompts renewed interest in basic questions such as What counts as
a text? and Can traditional rhetoric operate in digital spheres or
will it need to be revised? Or will we need to invent new
rhetorical practices altogether?
Through examples and consideration of digital rhetoric theories,
methods for both researching and making in digital rhetoric fields,
and examples of digital rhetoric pedagogy, scholarship, and public
performance, this book delivers a broad overview of digital
rhetoric. In addition, Douglas Eyman provides historical context by
investigating the histories and boundaries that arise from mapping
this emerging field and by focusing on the theories that have been
taken up and revised by digital rhetoric scholars and
practitioners. Both traditional and new methods are examined for
the tools they provide that can be used to both study digital
rhetoric and to potentially make new forms that draw on digital
rhetoric for their persuasive power.