It’s difficult not to think about social media all the time, but it’s been one of the few things on my mind for the past week with what’s happening at Mizzou and now the slew of global tragedies. *** Mizzou: The Power & Threat of Social Media On Monday, I was shocked (truly and pleasantly shocked)…… Continue reading Whose Lives Matter on Social Media?
I figure this summer is the last one in a while that I’ll have lots of “free” time (in between prepping three courses, working on some new research, splashing around in CNY lakes with Q dog, and packing and moving down South), so I’m putting together a reading list of all the things I’ve been wanting…… Continue reading Summer Reading List 2015
When Storify (tagline: “Make the web tell a story”) launched in 2011, I thought it was really cool. Actually, I still think it’s kind of cool. Storify allows you to access public content from social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr—really, anything with a URL—and curate that content into a story. It seemed like an excellent…… Continue reading Storify: Collecting vs. Curating Content
As a new semester starts, I watch as my Twitter list fills up with retweets using writing-related class hashtags. For the most part, I enjoy it. I like to see how other instructors use Twitter in/beyond the classroom, and I particularly like to see students getting excited about engaging with course content. Plus, I am…… Continue reading Critical Twitter Pedagogy
I’ve been working on the syllabus for my WRT 307: Professional Writing course. I finally finished it and started piecing together our course website yesterday—work that was interrupted around 5:30pm when I saw a FB post from a childhood friend warning folks in our hometown not to drink the water. Yesterday morning, a tank of…… Continue reading Chemical Spills & Professional Communication
Below is a full-text copy of my presentation for Computers & Writing this year, titled, “Composing Disability: The Circulation of Inspirational and Counter-Representational Memes.” *** Discussions of disability and computers and writing often focus on issues of access: accessible web design, assistive technologies, accommodation. Less frequently do these discussions attend to the use, or composing…… Continue reading #cwcon 2013
Despite the fact that it was in sensory-overload Las Vegas and despite the fact that my sinuses exploded from our cigar-filled casino/convention hotel, this year’s #4c13 may have been my best conference experience thus far. I really enjoyed the pre-conference workshop I attended, I felt really confident about my presentation, and I got a lot…… Continue reading #4c13 Roundup