In How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis (2012), N. Katherine Hayles asserted that we think “through, with, and alongside media” (p. 1). Web authors can utilize Wordle to create word clouds that “give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.” The Wordle below, then, provides a machine reading of this review. Consider the implications of the word cloud before clicking on the image to reveal a mechanized review.
A machine reading (18) of this review (and arguably, How We Think), provided instantaneous information about its content. For example, words in this paragraph have been tagged with a number indicating how many times they appear in the full review. The image offers readers the opportunity to draw idiosyncratic analytical connections.