The Electrate Blues

Pearce Durst

The following piece articulates a connection between blues music and electronic literacy. I visualize this connection by harmonizing the three dominant chords of the blues (one-four-five) with the three dominant modes of electronic literacy (audio-text-images). The content on each page contextualizes this relationship between music and electronic literacy both historically and personally. The inspiration for this work derives from connections I began to note while simultaneously learning how to play guitar and teach a class on multimedia authoring.

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Pearce Durst earned his doctorate from Washington State University with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition. He predominantly teaches multimedia authoring with an emphasis on the exploration of new rhetorics. He begins as an Assistant Professor at the University of Montevallo in Fall 2012. He still tries to play guitar everyday.