2019 Flash Fellowships

At the start of each Fall semester, staffers and students affiliated with the DWRL have the opportunity to apply for Flash Fellowships. These awards provide recipients with the time, funding, and technical resources they need to accomplish a contained project related to their own research and scholarship. Assistant instructors and...

The Art (and Rhetoric) of Trolling

Matt Breece, a graduate student in Rhetoric, has been teaching the Rhetoric of Trolling for two semesters, accidentally becoming a trolling expert. I talked to him about his course, which he is teaching this semester in one of our DWRL classrooms. --Interview transcription-- Sarah Welsh: Hi Matt Matthew Breece: Hi...

Lesson Plan: Data Collection and Database Rhetorics

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Using Raugmenter to Map the 1966 Tower Shooting

If you wanted to design an augmented reality app, but didn’t have programming expertise, what would you do? Last fall, two graduate students, Felipe Cruz (now, Dr. Cruz), Keith Leisner, and Deb Streusand began working on Raugmenter in the DWRL. This tool was designed to make the augmented reality platform LayAR...

Paper Maps and Locative Media

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