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Notice: Kairos 17.3 is out!

Just an FYI. This summer’s issue of Kairos (17.3: Multimodal Research Within/Across/Without Borders) recently dropped, featuring Karen J. Lunsford as the special issue’s editor. To give you a sense for what’s in the text, I wanted to offer a quote from Lunsford’s editor’s note, “Logging On“: Not only are writing researchers located in dispersed geographic regions, but also, historically, they have been divided by the languages they study and the academic…

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Tightening the Nozzle on My Information Streams

Finally returned home from DMAC last night. Worked four hours before bed for my brother. And I”m in the middle of a ten hour day at work today. I’m exhausted. But there’s more. Not only am I exhausted, I can feel ‘stuff’ piling up around me. My dissertation. Information. Responsibilities. News. The lives of my family and friends. Recent scholarship to read. And the list goes on. It’s really been getting…

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Small Fists [#DigitalStory]

I put this digital story together in response to a prompt from my friend, Daniel Weinshenker. The constraints: one photo (which he provided, I didn’t get to choose); maximum length = 2 minutes. (Text written before recording. Recorded using an SM58 microphone plugged into an H4n audio recorder. Audio edited in Audacity. Picture edited, panned, combined with music, and exported within iMovie.)

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The Zeugma Podcast. You Should Be Listening.

If you haven’t been following the Zeugma podcast out of the University of Texas at Austin’s Digital Writing and Research Lab (the DWRL), then you should. Right now. Go. I’ll wait. … Okay. It’s producers–Axel Bohmann, Eric Detweiler, Hala Herbly, Lisa Gulesserian, and Michael Roberts–have put together a useful, polished, cohesive, and relevant podcasting series. I can’t say how impressed I am. And I also hope you all know how much work it takes…

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The Legacy of Hypertext Fiction and how Steven Johnson Gets it Wrong

This week, Steven Johnson published a short article on Wired’s site called “Why No One Clicked on the Great Hypertext Story.” He opens by referencing and effectively contextualizing Michael Joyce’s foundational hypertext fiction, Afternoon, a Story, from the early ’90s. Back then there was a literary electricity about the possibilities for telling stories by linking together smaller chunks of text into a larger whole. The future was finally on its…

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An Apology for Audio Assignments in First-Year Writing Classrooms

This afternoon, my friend and colleague Harley Ferris and I facilitated what’s known within the University of Louisville’s Rhetoric and Composition program as a “pedagogy workshop.” In this workshop, we presented an example assignment tailored specifically for First Year writing classes while discussing issues related to: the efficacy of audio assignments in first-year writing classrooms; how those assignments might be tailored to address specific course outcomes; how those assignments can…

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An Apology for Audio Assignments in First-Year Writing Classrooms

This afternoon, my friend and colleague Harley Ferris and I facilitated what’s known within the University of Louisville’s Rhetoric and Composition program as a “pedagogy workshop.” In this workshop, we presented an example assignment tailored specifically for First Year writing classes while discussing issues related to: the efficacy of audio assignments in first-year writing classrooms; how those assignments might be tailored to address specific course outcomes; how those assignments can…

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