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Gunther Kress

In: The SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses

Chapter 14: Researching in Conditions of Provisionality: Reflecting on the PhD in the Digital and Multimodal Era

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Researching in Conditions of Provisionality: Reflecting on the PhD in the Digital and Multimodal Era
Researching in conditions of provisionality: Reflecting on the PhD in the digital and multimodal era
GuntherKress
Introduction

Technologies come in all shapes. When they appear in the form of gadgets – ‘appliances’ – for the production and dissemination of messages, they attract attention, much more than the less ‘noticeable’ technologies of representation, such as speech, writing, image, gesture. This chapter deals with technologies of both kinds; and sets a consideration of both in their relation to research and ‘the PhD’ in the context of ‘the wider social’.

A question about the ‘standing’ and the characteristics of the PhD is at the same time a question about the function of research in relation to producing ...

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