Web 2.0 and the primacy of print

I jotted this diagram in my notes last month during a philosophy of education class. The instructor had cautioned us against using labels such as “myth” and “folklore” to describe non-scientific evidence, as these terms are evoked by Westerners who seek to marginalize the oral tradition. Prior to the Age of Enlightenment and the explosion of print, which helped elevate the scientific method, personal witnessing, dreams, prophesying, and story telling were highly regarded forms of truth seeking. Today, the effect of “print primacy” on the flow of knowledge capital and what constitutes literacy is the subject of debate among reading and language arts educators and scholars.

I am still thinking about this. Have we come full circle?

And then there is this video explanation of Web 2.0 by digital ethnographer Mike Wesch from Kansas State University.

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