chapter  12
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Rhetoric and the Digital Age

In a seminar held at the London Knowledge Lab at the Institute of Education in December 2011, titled “New Media, New Literacies, New Learning,” a number of position papers were given, largely of a theoretical nature. Although the term rhetoric was not mentioned, the gradual emergence of textual practices as the principal focus for the communication dimension for the digital age was evident. This term emerged from a dissatisfaction with notions of the appendage “literacy” and/or “literacies” to denote areas of communicative practice in the digital world.