New Media Scholarship: Regarding Tools

Let’s say you’re ready to take the plunge and get started incorporating some digital media tools into your scholarship or classroom. First… You. Are. Awesome. … Okay, that said, you gotta have a plan. Hopefully, you’re the sort of person whose plans emerge from what you want to accomplish. So… questions: What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to study new media texts as part of your scholarship?…

October 25, 2012

Stories our tech objects tell us.

February 13, 2012

The following a response to Brian J. McNely’s post, “Technologies and Attachment,” at his personal research blog, 5000. The version below is about 20% longer than the one I left at Brian’s blog, but there’s still plenty left to be said. His post is smart, thoughtful, and helpful in getting me thinking about my relationship to technology objects. Here’s my response to his post: I wish I knew more about…


Weekly Digiddenda: 19 February 2010

Here’s this week’s quick list of items that might be of interest to digital bibliophiles and Rhet/Comp scholars: University Presses Embrace Electronic Publishing. This is a great post at ProfHacker about the trend of university presses to offer more digital options or digital-only books publications. It’s serious issue for several reasons. What will this mean for publishing opportunites in T&P consideration? Will there be more opportunities, but devalued ones because…

February 19, 2010

Apple: A Perfect Example of Rhetorical Ontology

MicroPoints: 1. Vanity, thy name is laptop. 2. Technology is what we say it is. 3.  Apple design gets off track. 4. Apple: a perfect example of rhetorical ontology. 5. This post made possible only by digital writing technologies. Laptops are expressive technologies. And not just because they allow us to write emails, blog posts, and Facebook updates. We say something about ourselves by letting our laptops do the talking…

December 2, 2009