A Selection of Videos to Review with My ENGL1101 Classes on Oct 17, 2012

During today’s class, I would like us to watch these videos and discuss what these videos attempt to accomplish rhetorically using WOVEN (written, oral, visual, electronic, and nonverbal) modes of communication.

10 Amazing Facts About the Brain:

Interesting Facts About the Human Brain:

NOVA – Inside Oliver Sack’s Brain on Music:

How the Human Brain Works:

Etienne de Crecy – “No Brain:”

HULU Superbowl Commercial with Alec Baldwin:

Brain Age TV Commercial:

Atari Jaguar Brain Commercial:

Partnership for a Drug-Free America, “Your Brain on Drugs:”

Talk to Frank, “Brain Warehouse:”

Troy Aikman Football Video Game Commercial:

James Paul Gee on Video Games and Literacy:

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Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.