The Rhetorica Network
Rhetorica is my blog about documentary film and photography since March 2021. All posts from the previous version of Rhetorica, dating back to 2002, are available on archive.org.
Rhetorica began as a press-politics blog that grew out of a web project I began in 1998 as part of my graduate studies in rhetoric. My name is Dr. Andrew R. Cline. I am an Emeritus Professor of Media & Journalism at Missouri State University. I currently live in Aveiro, Portugal where I continue to write and do documentary film and photography projects.
Category Archives: blogging
Theme Construction Ahead
UPDATE: I’ve settled on a theme for now. So I’m unsticking this post and moving on 🙂 I began Rhetorica in 2002 (following its first iteration as Presidential Campaign Rhetoric 2000) using the Greymatter blogging script. I moved from that … Continue reading
Fun With AI: A Matter of Visual Style: Part 2
I tried a bit different approach on part two of my examination of what ChatGPT can create regarding visual style in documentary film. I asked it to give me some tips on how to incorporate the “decisive moment” to documentary … Continue reading
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Rhetorica in Portugal
I wish every member of my massive audience a wonderful New Year! Mine is off to a good start — in Portugal 🙂 I now live in the beautiful town of Aveiro in the north of Portugal on the coast. … Continue reading
The Whole Social Media Thing
With the situation at Twitter (what, exactly, is the situation?), it seems a timely move to reassess my “social media strategy.” The quote marks indicate a certain irony 🙂 Twitter wasn’t doing it for me. Or, rather, I was bad … Continue reading
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(self) Promotion in the Current Moment
I used to know how to jump start a blog (soooo 2004) from zero through noticed to important in a matter of weeks. Times have changed. I’m always on the lookout for good publicity photos — whatever those might be … Continue reading