Workshop Recap: Photo Essays with WordPress

Last Friday, Sierra Mendez led the DWRL in a digital storytelling workshop on creating photo essays with WordPress. The workshop began with a video of Kurt Vonnegut explaining types of plot structures common in storytelling, such as “Man in Hole,” “Boy Meets Girl,” and “From Bad to Worse.” Sourced from:...

Workshop Recap: Network Modeling in R

For week three of skills workshops, Dr. Scott Graham, Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, guided DWRL students through the concept of Network Modeling in R. The workshop began by defining and outlining what a network represents and how a...

Workshop Recap: Data Visualization

Using data to support an argument is standard, but putting together an interpretation of data that sustains your idea is not a simple task. That is why in the second workshop of the 2019-2020 school year, Pulitzer Prize winner Visual Journalist Chris Canipe came to the DWRL to teach us...

Workshop Recap: Making Sense of Data

In the first workshop of the 2019-2020 school year, PhD candidate Amy Tuttle came to instruct the DWRL staff on making sense of data. While working with data can be terrifying to many humanities scholars, Amy sought to demystify the process of working with data for us all. Amy Tuttle...

Speaker Series Recap: Professor David Rieder

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.”

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...

Roundtable Interview with Dr. Jim Brown

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...

Workshop Recap: R and Twitter

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...