2012 Conference Schedule

Session Time: Friday Session A: 10:00-11:15

Vibrant Materiality: Composing Matters with New Media

Room: Tompkins G118 Session Time: Friday Session A: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Connecting digital media to the materiality of things and physical environments, this panel addresses strategies for analyzing and producing new media compositions attuned to the dynamic forces of software and hardware. The materiality of composing with new media creates the conditions for vibrant sensual experiences and richly intelligent architectures.

Tags: Digital Humanities, Digital Spaces, Materiality

Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45

Re-thinking Writer Identity through Production

Room: Caldwell G109 Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel examines three ways in which identity is composed through production: participating in the knitting/crocheting social network Ravelry, making traditional and digital crafts, and creating infographics that represent digital writing practices. Together, these disparate projects contribute to ongoing conversations about writer identity in the digital age.

Speaker 1: More Than Stitch and Bitch: Identity Practices on Ravelry and Beyond
Speaker 2: “So... We get to make stuff?”: DIY craft, new media and production
Speaker 3: Time on Our Side: A (De)Mystification of Literacy Practices - Lynn

Tags: Identity, Materiality, Social Media

The Architexture of Tumblr

Room: Caldwell G106 Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Speaker 1: "The Revolution will (not) be organized: Tagging as Social and Rhetorical Practice in Tumblr"
Speaker 2: "Distinctively Similar: Collectively Assembling the Tumblr Ethos"
Speaker 3: "The Craft of Tumbling: Tumblr as Multi-Modal Digital Scrapbook"

Tags: Materiality, Social Media, Writing Studies

Session Time: Friday Session C: 2:45-4:00

Composing in the dark: The texture of long exposure light painting

Room: Caldwell G111 Session Time: Friday Session C: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: ConstrucTEXT

 

Composition teachers often assign multimodal projects in their classrooms. While we focus on the rhetorical choices and technological skills needed to create, we often undervalue the role that mental imaging and affect play in the composition process. This participatory session incorporates long exposure photography and LED Light Painting to compose with the texture of light.  To see examples of light painting visit: http://jennifer-ware.com/lightpainting

Participants: This interactive session can only accommodate a limited number of participants (15-20) as there will be stations comprised of a digital camera, multiple colors and styles of LEDs, and scenes/air ”canvases” to paint with light.  Everyone will receive the compositions as zip files via email after the workshop.

Tags: Materiality, Visual Studies

Pinch, Tap, Swipe: Using iPads to Rethink the Construction of Digital Texts and Spaces

Room: Tompkins G109 Session Time: Friday Session C: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Roundtable

This roundtable examines how tablet computers, specifically the iPad, are used as both an archiTEXTure object and a medium for constructing the archiTEXTure of writing spaces, particularly the writing center. We look at how this new media technology enhances and challenges the way we engage students in their writing process, how we facilitate workshops and give presentations, and consider the iPad as a material object and mobile composition tool, as well as examine the wide and varied uses of tablets across life spaces.

Tags: Digital Spaces, Materiality, Multimodal Composition

The Problem Is Local: How Looking at Computers Sometimes Stops Us From Seeing Writing

Room: Tompkins 112 Session Time: Friday Session C: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Panel Presentation

The situations of students' networked writing increasingly require us to rethink spaces of representation and value as enacted in conventional dichotomies between "local" and "global" and between "online" and "real life." Each panelist demonstrates how these conventional dichotomies are becoming increasingly fraught.

Tags: Materiality, Multiliteracies, Writing Studies

Session Time: Friday Session D: 4:15-5:30

Magic, Technology, & Rhetoric: Shifting relationships, identities, & perspectives

Room: Caldwell G109 Session Time: Friday Session D: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

The first presentation examines how rhetorics of magic structure the relationship between humans and technology. The second considers Starhawk as an example of the identity changes which take place in online environments. The third presents student’s digital literacy narratives, and analyzes those texts for examples of New Media literacy practices.

Speaker 1: Magic, Technology, Rhetoric
Speaker 2: Believers and followers: An examination of the digital and virtual identities of Starhawk
Speaker 3: Remediating Identities: Digital Literacies and the (Re)invention of Multiliterate Voices

Tags: Digital Spaces, Identity, Materiality

Session Time: Saturday Session F: 10:00-11:15

Architectures of Attention: From Inner Space to Outdoors

Room: Tompkins G109 Session Time: Saturday Session F: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel inquires into the rhetorical nature of attention through the framework of architecture.  This panel explores how Lanham’s definition may be mobilized through material and immaterial architectures. The panelists seek to examine the economics of attention in three disparate, but interconnected architectures: neurophysiology, the digital classroom, and augmented reality.

Speaker 1: Affective Screens: Attention in Digital Information Ecologies
Speaker 2: Attention, Technology, and the Geography of the Classroom
Speaker 3: Ghosts of South Carolina College: Attention and Memory in Augmented Reality

Tags: Digital Spaces, Games and Gaming, Materiality

Session Time: Saturday Session G: 2:45-4:00

ePortfolios and Material Practices in Writing Program Assessment

Room: Tompkins G112 Session Time: Saturday Session G: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Panel Presentation
Tags: Digital Assessment, Materiality, Multimodal Composition

Session Time: Saturday Session H: 4:15-5:30

Technology Effects/Writing Effects: Materiality, Consequentiality, and Mobility

Room: Caldwell G107 Session Time: Saturday Session H: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel presentation considers theoretical, methodological, and productive intersections between materiality and technology, particularly within the context of digital writing writ large, as well as their ethical implications.

Speaker 1: The Technology Effect
Speaker 2: The Materiality Effect
Speaker 3: The Augmented Reality Effect
Speaker 4: The Old New Media Effect

Tags: Materiality, Visual Studies, Writing Studies

Session Time: Sunday Session I: 9:00-10:15

Chasing Change: Working in Composition, Evolving Writing Technologies, and Our Quiet Mandate

Room: Caldwell G106 Session Time: Sunday Session I: 9:00-10:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Student writers must be able to understand, engage, and perform a kind of “fluid and flexible sense of correctness,” which means writing instructors have to be continually mindful of the relationship between Composition Studies, writing technologies, and the quiet yet perceived mandate to ‘keep up,’ or chase change. This panel focuses on problems and possibilities that derive directly from such a relationship. 

Tags: Humanities Computing, Infrastructure, Materiality