Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, and Cheryl E. Ball. Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014. Print.


After,  reading the supplemental text from Talking to the Future — Hey, there’s nuclear Waste Buried Here! by James Conca, I was able to grasp that people will always have their own perception of something no matter how clear we inform our readers using our modes that leads our way. The readers have the choice to take action to either follow the directions or they choose to ignore and keep continuing their habits.  There no solution to force people to go our way and we have to leave it up to that personal ethics and morals.

Also, I realized that we cannot use just one mode to give a clear understanding of the audience. As mention in the article that  “Languages evolve fast – the English of the 11th century bears scant resemblance to the English of the 21st – and places of the human settlement also come and go, shaped by war, climate change and other forces. Words not only change, they also die out.” (Conca) This illustrates the conflict if we focus on that one source because of the constant changing factor. By using other modes include Aural, Visual,  and Spatial,  it will provide a clear understanding of the audience.  A modern example would be creating a website with Spatial characteristic, Visual images such as graphs, charts, images of a certain subject, and either a video or a host show talking about the subject.