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  • n. The quality of being multivocal.


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  • Projects: looking at longitudal diffusion mechanisms and the role of public v. private orientations; multivocality in grant applications — how do you pitch the same project to the Defense Department and the National Endowment for the Arts at the same time?

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The cramped confines of the traditional media simply don't, or won't, permit the energetic multivocality that is the defining characteristic of the blogosphere.

    Dan Gardner's fears

  • IAN : So, do you, Can, promise to love, cherish, and respect the multivocality of Ayfer, till death do you part, and do you also promise not to use your drinking glass as a shaving cup, not to throw solids down the sink, and to switch the bloody modem off after use?

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • IAN : And do you, Ayfer, promise to love, cherish, and respect the multivocality of Can, till death do you part, and do you also promise not to use your glass as a toothbrush holder, to always put another beer in the refrigerator when you take a cold one out, unless of course you like warm beer, and to always throw used toilet paper into the bin provided and not into the toilet?

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • Ian, true to his principle of multivocality, did not insist that anyone had to follow a particular interpretative point of view in their papers.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • To do so would have been contrary to a central principle of his archaeological philosophy, something Ian called “multivocality.”

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • Likewise Ian and the post-processualists had their own specialized jargon: “Material culture is meaningfully constituted,” “multivocality,” and “context,” among other bits of lingo.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • The multivocality of Shakespearean drama that conceals the author's point of view finds its counterpart in painting with Leonardo's invention of sfumato.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • RE: Bakhtin: It is precisely the multivocality of the collective psyche which makes me nervous about talking about it in a totalizing way … But if "collective psyche" is redefined as something more akin to a "chronotype" then I'm OK with that. permalink

    Comments for Savage Minds

  • Last night I wrote myself a note from the geek perspective about "I think the challenge of Catal is combining the reflexive, the uncertain, the indeterminate, with the rigorous requirements of structured recording in a database; and perhaps more importantly, convincing people that it's possible to design to allow for uncertainty and for multivocality" but in the light of day that sounds like pretentious tosh that could only have been thought up in the middle of the night.

    Archive 2007-07-01


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