Audio: Avital Ronell’s Digital Traces

Reinhard Mueller

Audio Week, Digital Archiving, Events

This is a picture of Avital Ronell in a speaking gesture with her right arm, spreading her four fingers and holding a blue pen with her thumb. She is standing in fron of two computer screens. Behind here is a dark wall. She is looking into the camera and is wearing black rectangular glasses. She has red lipstick and a red ribbon in her her. Her hair is mainly black, and she wears a black jacket with a white-red blouse.

With new digital forms of communication, we face new forms of writing, new forms of signs and texts, of producing always new kinds of what Jacques Derrida calls “traces” in our world. The human being is no longer a spirited entity that produces sublime speech, but we are products of manifold traces that in turn leave a myriad of traces behind. How, then, does technology change our ways of communicating, our ways of thinking, our ways of existing? Does humanity

Workshopping Our Web Presence

Mac Scott

Events, Tools

DWRL staff member working on a lab computer with help from a DWRL assistant director.

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve already heard about the importance of managing your web presence. Often, the issue is presented as a warning about the damage “inappropriate” photos or posts on social media can do as you seek to enter (or remain in) a profession. In this sense, managing your web presence is approached as a negative. That is, it’s framed as the absence or the removal of information that could hurt your professional ethos. At the

Talk: “Supporting the Knowledge Work of Peer Learning with Eli Review”, 3.30pm 9/28

DWRL Staff

Events, Pedagogy

Photograph of open laptop on a plain gray background. Laptop screen displays Eli Review logo and text "Bettr feedback. Better revision. Better writers."

Join the Department of Rhetoric & Writing for Prof. Bill Hart-Davidson’s talk, entitled “Supporting the Knowledge Work of Peer Learning with Eli Review”, on at 3:30pm on Wednesday, 9/28 in Parlin 104. His presentation will talk about the Eli Review, an on-line peer review and writing support tool that he helped to invent. Read the talk abstract behind the cut. Here is Prof. Hart-Davidson’s abstract: “Work on the software service Eli Review started nearly ten years ago at the WIDE

Web Presence Workshop, Sept 23

DWRL Staff

Events

Flyer for web presence workshop hosted in the DWRL; stylised image of a brown-skinned woman against a purple background, with the words 'Develop your web presence'. Friday, Sept 23, 1-3pm, PAR 104

Join the Digital Writing & Research Lab for a Web Presence workshop on Friday, September 23 between 1 and 3pm in PAR 102. Whether you want to put the finer details on your existing professional website or need to start from scratch, we’ll give you the skills you need to create a professional web presence and showcase your accomplishments. If you have questions about the event or need to request accommodations, email Jake Cowan at cowan.jake@gmail.com 

Project Management Comes to the DWRL

colewehrle

Events

Students working on computers in a computer laboratory

DWRL lab members wear a lot of different hats around campus. We are students and writers. We are teachers and mentors. We help write grant proposals and serve on planning committees. But, in all things, we are project managers. This is an easy thing to forget. Neither my undergraduate nor graduate coursework offered seminars on project management. The writing process was mostly a black box, and most of the advice I got about it followed a pretty simple formula: first

Workshop: Managing Long-Term Projects, 9/9/16

DWRL Staff

Events, News

Flyer for "Managing Long-term Projects" workshop, 1-3pm Friday Sept 9, PAR 102. Text layered over an illustration of a long road leading into mountains at dusk

Got a long road ahead? You don’t have to travel alone. Join us this Friday between 1 and 3pm in PAR 102 for our Managing Long-Term Projects Workshop, where you’ll learn project management strategies and digital tools to make your next major project a breeze. If you have questions about the event or need to request accommodations, email Jake Cowan at cowan.jake@gmail.com This is the first event in a semester-long series of digital skills workshops hosted by the Digital Writing