Multimodal Dig

Multimodal Dig Items:

  • Text on water bottle – V, S, L
  • Logo on coffee to-go cup- V, S, L
  • Logo on flip flops- V, S, L
  • Logo on backpack- V, S, L
  • Apps on iPhone- V, S, A, L, G 
  • Planner- V, S, L
  • Hokie passport- V, S, L 
  • Background on computer- V, S, L 
  • Hotel room key- V, S, L
  • Flashcards- V, L

Analyzing the Multimodal Dig: 

  • Which texts use all five modes of communication?
    • The only place where I found all five modes of communicate was apps on my iPhone, where in any given app it may also contain aural and gestural. Aural and gestural appear to be the two that are the hardest to find. 
  • What patterns do you see across the texts?
    • All my texts contain the visual, spatial, and linguistic aspects.
  • Are they similar types of texts?
    • Yes, they are similar types of texts. 
  • Do they come from a similar time period or location or publication?
    • They all come from a similar time period, but not the same location or publisher. 
  • Which two texts are the most different from each other?
    • The texts are all pretty similar, but I think most different would be the iPhone apps and the planner. 
  • How are the modes used in those texts, and does that contribute to how different they are?
    • The iPhone apps use all five modes of communication, whereas the planner uses just three- visual, spacial, and linguistic.  I think their main difference is that the iPhone apps are technology, and the planner will always be a written, paper document. The planner won’t be able to use aural or gestural, whereas the iPhone apps will always be able to incorporate every element because its modern. The iPhone apps need to be modern and cutting-edge, whereas the planner is best in its simple form.