Tag: Katherine Hayles

Distraction or Cyborg?

The former governor of California reveals a secret in Terminator 2 The intersection of media and neuroscience, outlined by Katherine Hayles in “Hyper Deep Attention,” is one often explored in terms of binary values. What Hayles outlines as “deep attention” and “hyper attention” (the cognitive effects of exposure to particular media) can easily be posed in a system of good…

Group C: McCloud’s Understanding Comics

Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art asks for increased visual literacy by using the medium of comics to discuss the attributes and powers of the form, causing the reader to slow down the unique mental mechanisms that go into use when reading images paired with text. The comic strip is a relatively recent innovation, first appearing around the mid…