Bot or Not: Digital Essay

Bot or Not: Digital Essay

The documents for this digital essay assignment were created for a first year composition course, ENGL101.05 “Bot or Not: Technology, Identity, Autonomy.” The course was taught in the fall of 2015.

The digital essay assignment was based on Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto” in which she argues that we are all cyborgs. After spending a week reading and discussing Haraway’s text, the students did an in class-writing exercise where they articulated arguments for seeing themselves as cyborgs. This writing was then revised, workshopped through peer review, and became the basis of the script for their digital essay.


Student Example and Response:

“When my professor first assigned a digital essay, I was apprehensive: I had never done anything like it before, I had no experience with Final Cut Pro, and I can’t stand listening to recordings of my voice. Then I started working on my essay. Once I had a script I liked, I had fun recording in the audio booth and editing in Final Cut. I ended up being really happy with my final product and I’m glad I was exposed to the resources Bucknell has for developing multi-modal work!” –Elizabeth Montesano, Engineering


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