Aggregation as Activism

Pete Kunze

Pedagogy, Social Media, Tools

Digital spaces have fashioned new identities or, more accurately, given new life to extant ones. Take, for instance, the troll. In “real life,” we might call this individual a bully, but clearly the perceived anonymity of the internet allows for criticism to become a perverse art form. Artists (broadly understood) online become “content creators,” from bloggers to vloggers, Tweeters to Instagrammers.

Past the Littlefield Fountain: The Educational Value of the UT Confederate Statues

Keith Leisner

Locative Media, Pedagogy

the american flag and the confederate flag flying at equal height. the confederate flag partially overlaps the american.

In my previous blog post, I started my exploration into some of the articles about the Confederate statues on the UT South Lawn. Specifically, I looked at “At the University of Texas, Echoes of its Confederate Past Reverberate in the Present” by Travis Knoll, a history PhD student at Duke. Knoll’s article can be found on  The Huffington Post’s website. Knoll’s article encourages its reader to “look past the Littlefield Fountain, that famous statue of WWI triumphalism, to a little-read but

Teaching Twitter

Pete Kunze

Pedagogy, Social Media, Tools

Last week, #BlackLivesMatter launched its new website here. “Not a Moment, but a Movement,” the main page declares, underscoring the ongoing efforts to criticize racial injustice, especially in regards to police brutality and mass incarceration. Though the Black Lives Matter movement began as a hashtag on Twitter, it has blossomed into the public conversation on race, and its message has spread across social media.

How Do YOU Use Twitter?

J Brentlinger

Pedagogy, Social Media, Tools

How do you use Twitter? I’ll bet lots of ways. Maybe you’re creative. People use Twitter to show off what they can say in 140 characters. Or maybe you make your own news feed, without any stigma attached to what you like. You really can. People follow NPR, Taylor Swift, and Pope Francis all at once, just to see what each of them says about the news of the day. But you might want to be part of a larger

Single-Stream Pedagogy

Steven LeMieux

History, Pedagogy

Throughout its history the Digital Writing and Research Lab has maintained a commitment to digital pedagogy. In his history of the early days of the lab, John Slatin mentions one of our first projects, a digital archive.