Speaker Series Recap: Professor David Rieder

Sarah Welsh

Events

Professor David Rieder speaking at a podium

For the DWRL’s annual Speaker Series in April 2018, Professor Reider discussed three canons of rhetoric that he developed for the post-PC era of physical computing: transduction, allegorization, and eversion. These canons help his students make projects with microcontrollers and code. Watch the talk here:

Nov 16: A Pedagogy Talk with Clay Spinuzzi, “Putting Together RHE 328: Writing for Entrepreneurs.”

Matt Breece

Events

Stacks of post-it notes next to crumpled post-its

The DWRL is excited to host a Pedagogy Talk with Clay Spinuzzi on Friday, November 16 from 12-1:30 pm in Par 102. As part of an ongoing pedagogy series in coordination with the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, Dr. Spinuzzi will be discussing RHE 328—an open-topic upper-division course that introduces professional and technical writing topics to liberal arts majors. In this presentation, Dr. Spinuzzi will discuss how he developed one such topic—writing for entrepreneurs—based on his own research. He’ll discuss teaching philosophy, learning objectives,

October 19: “Access Designed,” a Pedagogy Talk with Casey Boyle

Matt Breece

Events

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The DWRL is excited to host a Pedagogy Talk with Casey Boyle on Friday, October 19 from 12-1:30 pm in Par 102. As part of an ongoing pedagogy series in coordination with the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, Dr. Boyle will be discussing an undergraduate course he is developing for the Spring 2019 semester. Access Designed is a course that will instruct students to communicate ethically by considering how to design communication using technology to address the needs of audiences with different abilities.

Roundtable Interview with Dr. Jim Brown

Matt Breece

Alumni, Events

Jim Brown sitting at a table behind a laptop computer, looking to his right with a joyful smile.

As part of the DWRL’s first Alumni Network Event, the Lab hosted a roundtable interview with Dr. Jim Brown on March 30, 2017. The roundtable was led by Program Coordinator Will Burdette, and joined by Assistant Director Sarah Frank and Staffer Sarah Welsh. In this roundtable interview, Dr. Brown reflects on how his time as a graduate student in the DWRL prepared him for a career in digital rhetorics and to direct the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden, as

Speaker Event Recap: Professor Patrick Jagoda

Andrew Heermans

Events, Games, Multimodal Writing, Social Media

The Digital Writing and Research Lab’s speaker series consistently brings talented scholars working at the intersections of rhetoric, technology studies, and digital humanities, to the University of Texas to present their research. In February of 2017, The DWRL hosted Patrick Jagoda, associate professor at the University of Chicago. Dr. Jagoda works in the fields of new media studies and twenty-first century American literature and culture. More specifically, his research deals with electronic literature, video games, virtual words and the cultural

Workshop Recap: R and Twitter

Kevin Schaeffner

Data, Events, Social Media

Lars Hinrichs, pictured center, leads the workshoppers through an intro to the language of R.

In the first workshop of the fall semester, Lars Hinrichs brought his knowledge of English Language and Linguistics to the DWRL for an introduction to R and Twitter. While Twitter’s reputation certainly preceded itself, the workshop began with an introduction to R — a necessary introduction for those of us unfamiliar with current research practices in the digital humanities. As a programming language, R is an open-source tool for statistical analysis and visualization. For a range of scholars interested in

Save the Date

Amy Tuttle

Events

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Mark your calendars! Next July, The Digital Writing & Research Lab will be hosting a summer institute for developing digital field methods for scholarly research and publication. This meeting of Digital Field Methods Institute (DFMI) will focus primarily on sonic research methodologies. Emerging and established scholars are all welcome to join us in Austin next summer! More details soon!

You’re Invited: Spring Digital Pedagogy Showcase

Sarah Noble Frank

Events, News, Pedagogy

Poster for Digital Pedagogy Showcase. Event information provided in body text.

Please join members of the Digital Writing & Research Lab for the 2017 Spring Digital Pedagogy Showcase. What: A presentation of digital lesson plans and assignments, designed for writing courses and curricula by members of the Digital Writing & Research Lab. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Where: UNB 4.224 (Asian Cultures Room, Student Union) When: Friday, April 28, 1:30PM – 3:30PM Why: The incorporation of digital materials will strengthen any teaching portfolio, whether you’re applying for a teaching award

“Doing Digital Visual Studies” with Laurie Gries

Matt Breece

Data, Events, Tools

Dr. Laurie Gries speaking at a lectern

As part of our spring 2017 Speaker Series, the Digital Writing & Research Lab hosted Dr. Laurie Gries, whose lecture “Doing Digital Visual Studies” reflects upon and extends the research she undertook in her award-winning book Still Life with Rhetoric: A New Materialist Approach for Visual Rhetorics. In her longitudinal study of Shepard Fairey’s “Obama Hope,” she developed a digital, visual methodology called iconographic tracking in order “to trace the circulation, transformation, and consequentiality of new media images.” Dr. Gries’s