Directly related to our first reading, check out "The Story of Mike Phillips," an episode of "This American Life" (below). Like Jean-Dominique Bauby, Phillips is mostly immobilized and learns to communicate by blinking his eyes and other delicate movements. Phillips, however, benefits from a unique technological system that helps him peck out the individual letters needed for textual communication. He also gets some help from Johnny Depp ...
Participation! Consider how the issues raised in this video reflect the challenges and changes in recent developments within communication, particularly from the perspective of UCSD's comm dept. (situated practices, social formations, and interpretive strategies).