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...

The Rhetoric of the Digital Marketplace: Yelp

[cs_content][cs_section parallax="false" separator_top_type="none" separator_top_height="50px" separator_top_angle_point="50" separator_bottom_type="none" separator_bottom_height="50px" separator_bottom_angle_point="50" style="margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][x_image type="none" src="http://www.dwrl.utexas.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/yelp-logo-vector.jpg" alt="Yelp logo" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][cs_text]We all did it. We all used Yelp. If you want to find out,...

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: Thyncing about Technology & Emotion

[cs_content][cs_section parallax="false" style="margin: 0px;padding: 50px 0px 10px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][x_image type="rounded" src="http://www.dwrl.utexas.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/BN-JM081_0721pt_P_20150720162624.jpg" alt="Image of a man wearing the Thync device and looking at a phone displaying the Thync interface" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color="hsl(0, 0%, 100%)"...

Scandals and the Digital Code in the Presidential Race

[cs_content][cs_section parallax="false" style="margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][x_image type="none" src="http://www.dwrl.utexas.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/clinton-trump1.jpg" alt="A close-up picture of Donald Trump on the left and Hillary Clinton on the right. On the picture, it seems as if they look at each other from a...