Re/Constructing Monopoly

Amy Tuttle

Lesson Plans, Pedagogy

The corner of a Monopoly gameboard showing the space "Boardwalk," which is a high value property in the game. The space also has a hotel on it, which indicates that it is a lucrative property. Behind the plastic, red hotel is a small metal car gamepiece.

In “Low Fidelity in High Definition: Speculations on Rhetorical Editions,” Casey Boyle presents methodological variations between critical editions and rhetorical editions. Notably, he examines how different scholars view fidelity, suggesting that traditional literary scholars tend to emphasize textual authenticity, while rhetoricians are most interested in foregrounding rhetorical effects. Specifically Boyle says, “as rhetoricians we are not as interested in what a text is as we are in what a text does” (127). Because they open spaces for conversation that can

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A Rich Ecology and A New Tradition: The Cross-Unit Food Swap

Will Burdette

News

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In the university, many plans are hatched and start to emerge as summer wanes, when the kinks can be worked out just before the caravan of station wagons and SUVs arrive to announce the beginning of fall. That’s when a few of us in the DWRL, the DRW, and the UWC decided to start what we hope will be a recurring cross-unit food and culture swap. The DRWL hosted the first food swap, and the UWC has offered to host the next. August

Cool Tools: Piktochart

Beck Wise

Assignments, Pedagogy, Tools

Cropped screenshot from Making a Persuasive Infographic, header only

Have you thought about incorporating infographics into your classroom? Here at UT, the first year writing curriculum now includes an infographic assignment in which students are asked to remix their final persuasive essay into a visual form. The Digital Writing & Research Lab has been collaborating with the Department of Rhetoric & Writing to create an assignment prompt and tool recommendations, and given that it’s syllabus creation time around the country, we thought we’d share one of those resources with

Summer Lab

Steven LeMieux

News

Desert scene with dried ocatillo.

Throughout the summer the lab admin team puts our collective heads together to figure out what the DWRL will focus on this coming year. We’ve been at it since June and have made great progress, but most of it is behind the scenes. Since lab staffers aren’t producing new content for the site, our output necessarily drops. As we move on through the rest of the summer we’ll be slowly updating the site with new content and announcements about what

Augmented Reality Has Arrived and It’s Ready to Be Analyzed! Well, Almost.

Sarah A. Riddick

Accessibility, Devices, Locative Media

"win10_HoloLens_livingRoom" by Microsoft Sweden

Lately, augmented reality has been making a lot of headlines in the tech world. This week, for instance, Microsoft revealed its HoloLens, a visual headset that allows people to interact with and manipulate complex, projected visuals. In a promo for the HoloLens, a woman wearing the headset customizes a Volvo car before buying it, building it up from the nuts and bolts with gestures as simple as pressing her thumb and forefinger together. It isn’t quite the tech we see Robert