Homeless Infrastructure

A photograph of a electrical outlet strip with many phones plugged in. This chapter examines infrastructure as offering occasions for pedagogical and ethical training for a networked humanities. To compliment many recent critical examinations of infrastructure in rhetorical scholarship, this chapter proposes that infrastructural dynamics create sites for rhetorical training similar to the itinerant sophistic practices found in classical rhetoric. The networks that comprise today‚Äôs infrastructure rely on but also provide occasions for the ongoing re-configurations of human and nonhuman actors. Understanding infrastructure as itinerant, homeless, and/or nomadic—even when perceived as stable or static—helps us become aware of and attuned to the topological and transindividual character of networks.

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