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Multimodal Literacy Narrative Chloe Michael English 2070 “I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot.” J.D. Salinger.

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1 Multimodal Literacy Narrative Chloe Michael English 2070 “I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot.” J.D. Salinger

2 Introduction: Literacy Through Technology ► Literacy Narrative: Defining oneself in the first person genre, the time you enter the realm of literacy and its subsequent effects ► Culture: “The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic or age group.” ► Cultures I belong to: White, female, middle class, American  As an American citizen, it is important to understand technology and be adept in its various uses  Technology is a tool that can be used for a range of tasks  Today, literacy includes the use and understanding of technology  Increased knowledge of technology can help open the door to intercultural knowledge and decrease borders between backgrounds and nationalities

3 Background ► My name is Chloe. I am currently a student studying Communications Studies at Bowling Green State University. I am 20 years old. ► I was raised in the suburbs of Sylvania, Ohio. Raised by a single parent with low income, we moved often and lived occasionally with other family members. ► Being an only child, I spent a lot of time studying. I read constantly and enjoyed writing about what I read  Some favorite authors were Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George Orwell and J.D Salinger ► In middle school, I became interested in computer technology  Learned about HTML, creating JPEG and GIF images, floppy disks, speed typing, embedding audio onto web pages and formatting a web page ► In high school, I taught myself how to use audacity and began recording music

4 Family Pictures Here are a few photos of me with my family Here are a few photos of me with my family From left: Michael (cousin), me, Sam (cousin), Maria (Sam’s girlfriend), Melissa (Tony’s girlfriend), Tony (cousin) From left: Stephen (cousin), Frasier (Stephen’s son), Tish (aunt), Anna (cousin), Emmett (Stephen’s son), me, Emily (Stephen’s wife)

5 Beginnings in Local Radio ► In college, I began working as a DJ on local radio station 88.1 WBGU FM ► Radio: “an apparatus for receiving or transmitting radio broadcasts.” ► Broadcasting: “to transmit programs or signals from a radio or television station.” ► Some terms I had to familiarize myself with: Cues, underwriting, promos and PSAs, auxiliary, decibels, logging, rotation, currents

6 Example of a Radio Broadcast Session ► https://soundcloud.com/michaec14/ september-03-spacewhale https://soundcloud.com/michaec14/ september-03-spacewhale https://soundcloud.com/michaec14/ september-03-spacewhale ► This is a radio broadcast dated on September 3, 2013 on my weekly electronica show, The Space Whale ► I interviewed local band The Shame Game, gave weather updates, aired promotions, talked and aired electronic music during breaks ► When conducting a show with multiple elements, multitasking, time management and organization are important skills to have

7 Communication Technology ► With the advent of new media technology, it has become possible to communicate with fewer borders with people from all different regions and cultures.

8 Connecting Through Radio ► As a global citizen, I find myself able to access networks through a variety of sources. When I became a DJ for college radio, I became immersed in a world of diversity. Interacting with other DJs on a regional and international level, and hearing music from different cultures and genres, opened the door to the realm of global access and communication.

9 Continued ► For instance, I learned that traditional music varies greatly from culture to culture, each with its own unique qualities and contributions. I also found that while it may appear that Western “Popular” music may appear to take precedence over other music, in fact it takes its styles and influence from cultures and regions ranging from Africa to Central Europe.

10 Future Implications ► With the rise in new communication technology, it becomes possible for people to interact with greater fluidity on a global level. ► As these communication technologies unfold, radio broadcasting can reach new levels of inclusion, in which broadcasters and listeners can interact with greater ease and accessibility. ► This could allow greater knowledge in different music styles, improving world cultural knowledge and allowing people with a better understanding of where music originates This is Radioflag, a new broadcasting technology. It allows DJs from all different states and countries to communicate and stream broadcasts from their computer or phone.

11 Conclusion ► I have found through my experiences that learning opens new windows of opportunity and allows for growth and change. ► It is important to realize the importance and impact of global communication, and the many ways that communication technology can be used. ► In the future, I hope to continue learning and gaining knowledge of different cultures, people and ways of being. By immersing oneself in various fields and areas of interest, it becomes possible to learn how cultures influence and impact each other.

12 Final Quote ► “You cannot help to learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.”  John Updike

13 Works Cited ► “Multimodal Literacy Narrative.” Digication. N.d. Web. 16 Oct ► Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com LLC, Web. 16 Oct ► The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPostInc.com, Inc., Web. 17 Oct ► Brainyquote. BrainyQuote®, Web. 17 Oct


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