2012 Conference Schedule

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

Foundations & Frames: Enabling & Sustaining Curricular and Pedagogical Structures for Multimodal Composition

Room: Caldwell G106 Session Time: Friday Session A: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Featured Session

How do we best make textual-to-digital transitions from a curricular perspective? In a multilingual society, how can multimodal composition foster language diversity? Who bears the costs of integrating technology and multimodality into our pedagogy? Building upon Chomseky, Gee, Goggin and Trimbur, this panel explores these questions in conjunction with digital/multimodal composition.

Speaker 1: Using Multimodal Composition to Foster Language Diversity
Speaker 2: At What Price? Cost-shifting and Corporatization in Composition
Speaker 3: Complex Construction: Digital Literacies in First-Year Writing Curricula

Tags: Multiliteracies, Multimodal Composition, Writing Program Administration

Understanding Online Literate Practices

Room: Caldwell G109 Session Time: Friday Session A: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel begins to explore the ways literacy functions in multimodal texts.  Using multimodal texts and communities that engage multimodal texts, this panel focuses on how literate acts function as a means to understand current multiliteracies in popular culture.  As well, this panel focuses on the processes that take place when creating multimodal texts, thus providing an overview of both multimodal product and process.

Speaker 1: Moving Memes into an Internet Culture
Speaker 2: Capturing and Studying Multimodal Composing Processes
Speaker 3: What’s Your Secret?: How Meanings and Uses of Texts Can Shape Literacy, Community, and Sponsorship

Tags: Digital Spaces, Multiliteracies, Multimodal Composition

Whither the Prosumer?: The Creative Economy and Emerging Forms of Scholarly Communication

Room: Tompkins 123 Session Time: Friday Session A: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn describes U.S. citizens as Internet “consumers,” separating these consumers from the “creative economy.” She repeatedly uses this binary to distinguish the people who use the Internet from those who create its content. This illustrates a failure to recognize prosumers, those who simultaneously create and access the Internet. The panel will examine prosumption from perspectives ranging from the attention economy to social communities to digital scholarly communication.

Speaker 1: Context-Providers in an Attention Economy
Speaker 2: Folksonomy as Gift: Motivations for Social Tagging
Speaker 3: Working in the Bubble Factory: Prosumer Humanists and Scholarshift
Speaker 4: Prosumers and Algorithmic Truth

Tags: Collaboration, Digital Scholarship, Multimodal Composition

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

Building Classroom archiTEXTure in Tough Economic Times: Deploying 21st Century Writing

Room: Tompkins 126 Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45 Session Type: Roundtable
Tags: Collaboration, Digital Scholarship, Multimodal Composition

ConTEXTualizing Identity through (re)Mediation

Room: Tompkins G123 Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel is an exploration of identity in digital, multi-modally mediated environments.

Speaker 1: Techno/rhetorician or Compo/technician: How Does a Digital Scholar Define an Academic Identity?
Speaker 2: The Writer as Architect:  One Fiction Writer's Attempts to Navigate Authorial Identity in New Media
Speaker 3: Weathering the Post-Modern: A Mormon’s Graduate School Literacy Narratives

Tags: Digital Humanities, Identity, Multimodal Composition

Remixing the Digital: Intellectual Property in Gaming and the Classroom

Room: Tompkins 123 Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel explores fair use and the remixing of digital media. Panelists argue for remix as a method to create voice and new meaning, the rhetorical dimensions of intellectual property rights, and how multimodal projects allow new forms of connection in digital spaces.

Speaker 1: Same Game, New Rules: Conflating Fair Use and File Sharing
Speaker 2:The Law of Play and Infringing Avatars: Worlds.com, Inc v NCSoft Corp
Speaker 3: Digital Literacy Acquisition and Digital Resource Networking: What Are We Asking Students to Do in Multimodal Assignments?

Tags: Multimodal Composition, Pedagogy

Structural and Expressive Foundations in Multimedia Authoring

Room: Tompkins 129 Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel maps the “architextual” foundations of multimedia practices in a series of introductory courses entitled IML 140: Workshop in Multimedia Authoring at  the University of Southern California’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML). Housed in the School of Cinematic Arts, the IML approach is premised on the notion that students must be able to not only read and write words, but to use and critique images, sound, typography, design, networks and other media-based tools. As such, this course provides the foundation for the IML’s Minor in Digital Studies, as well as the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Program. 

Tags: Digital Scholarship, Multimodal Composition, Pedagogy

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

Archi-TEXT-ures of Identity: The Impact of Web 2.0 on Graduate Student Representation

Room: Caldwell G107 Session Time: Friday Session C: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Focusing in on ePortfolios and various social networking sites, this panel will explore how graduate students build identities in digital spaces. In doing this, we hope to question such assumptions as: 1) singular vs. multiple identities and the ability to control self-representation; 2) how building a digital identity affects face-to-face identity within a classroom environment; and 3) a professional/personal divide on public digital spaces.

Speaker 1: Shaky Foundations: Establishing Professional Identity in Digital Spaces
Speaker 2: 'Pardon Our Dust’: Graduate Student Identity Reconstruction on Professional Social Networking Sites
Speaker 3: In Search of the ‘Dislike’ Button: a Call for the Discretionary use of Self-Affirming Technologies in the Composition Classroom

Tags: Identity, Multimodal Composition, Social Media

ArchiTEXTure of Invention in Two Writing Centers: New Media and the Multimodal Invention Process

Room: Tompkins 126 Session Time: Friday Session C: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Panel Presentation

We explore in what ways the invention process of video composition may be different from that of traditional written texts. Pressing questions include:
What ways can we think about invention processes and visual semiotics? How can we encourage students to become inventive through visual conceptualizations?
What is the role of architecture in the invention process of new media products? What meaning does the physical space of interaction have in new media invention?

Tags: Digital Scholarship, Multiliteracies, Multimodal Composition

Empowerment Through Digital Discourse: Potentials for Digital Literacy in Blogging, Digital Storytelling, and E-Learning

Room: Tompkins G123 Session Time: Friday Session C: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel will explore multimodal consumerism in digital music blogs, digital storytelling and collaborative rhetoric in communities of developmentally disabled individuals, and the implications of changing authorship on e-learning and accessibility.

Speaker 1: Digital Literacy and Music Blogging: Consumers, Creators, and Evolving Authorship
Speaker 2: Disability Rhetoric in a Digital World: Digital Storytelling with Developmentally Disabled Individuals
Speaker 3: Visual Literacy, Authorship and Potentials for E-learning

Tags: Accessibility, Digital Spaces, Multimodal Composition

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

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

Developing Transformative Domains for Multimodal Writing Assessment: The Language of Evaluation, the Language of Instruction

Room: Caldwell G106 Session Time: Friday Session D: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This roundtable will offer several multimodal texts, define and situate our five domains in relationship to the best practices and statements from leading national organizations and the research literature on writing assessment. We will also offer examples across k-16 and out-of-school contexts of how each domain can be used to help writers and teachers talk about composing processes and qualities of multimodal texts.

Tags: Digital Assessment, Multimodal Composition

Making-as-Thinking: An Algorhythmic Symphony of Creative-Critical Practice

Room: Tompkins 126 Session Time: Friday Session D: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: ConstrucTEXT

Rather than marching forward as chrono-logical progression of individual works, each of these twenty-minute periods will be fragmented, intermixed, and redistributed according to a predetermined algorithmic formula across the 90-minute session interval. Session presenters and audience members alike will be invited to witness and participate in the “unfolding” of the composition simultaneously. In this way, what our project ultimately makes will be an extemporaneous emergent arrangement arising from this distributed algorithmic performance.

algorithm:
Project 1 (fade in)
{
   int out, in;
   for(out=nElems-1; out>1; out--) // sit down fade (backward)
   for(in=0; in<out; in++) // stand up (forward)
   if( a[in] > a[in+1] ) // out of order?
   swap(in, in+1); // swap them
} // end conference algorithm (repeat)

Tags: Digital Spaces, Multimodal Composition, Research and Methodology

“Toward a Theory of Digital and Multimodal Course Design”

Room: Tompkins G123 Session Time: Friday Session D: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel focuses on theories and practices informing course designs. Questions it addresses are: What conceptual frameworks inform our course designs? What pedagogies inform our delivery of these courses? How do frameworks and pedagogies shape students’ experiences in the classroom and their understanding of digital and multimodal rhetoric and writing?

Speaker 1: Vision, Rhetoric, and Social Action: Crafting a Theoretical Backdrop for the Multimodal/Multimedia/Multigenre Course
Speaker 2: Integrating Multimodal Composition into the "Writing" Class: A Framework for Teaching and Assessment
Speaker 3: Professional Tip of the Day: Performing an Editorial Pedagogy Makes You A Better Teacher–Editor
Speaker 4: Multimodal Pedagogy in the Wild: Considering Contributions of the Organic Intellectuals

Tags: Multiliteracies, Multimodal Composition, Writing Studies

Session Time: Saturday Installation: 2:45-4:30

Collaborating in 140 Characters: Storify, Twitter, and Flash Fiction in the Composition Classroom

Room: Session Time: Saturday Installation: 2:45-4:30 Session Type: Interactive Installation
Tags: Collaboration, First-Year Writing Courses, Multimodal Composition

Recreating bpNichol's "First Screening"

Room: Session Time: Saturday Installation: 2:45-4:30 Session Type: Interactive Installation
Tags: Code Studies, Digital Scholarship, Multimodal Composition

Session Time: Saturday Session E: 8:30-9:45

Composing in Digital Spaces: Overcoming Barriers and Embracing Opportunities for Scholarship, Professional Writing, and Teaching

Room: Tompkins G112 Session Time: Saturday Session E: 8:30-9:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel will focus on the material and immaterial considerations involved in creating new media texts. We focus specifically on three areas of writing research: academic writing, professional writing, and the teaching of writing. Each presentation delineates barriers to successfully composing in digital spaces and suggest ways for overcoming these barriers.

Speaker 1: New Media Publishing Practices: Overcoming Obstacles to Composing Scholarship in Digital Spaces
Speaker 2: Producer, Consumer, or Collaborator?: Reconsidering the Travel Writer’s Role(s) in Writing for Digital Environments
Speaker 3: Why Are We “Thinking like an iPod?”: Critical Considerations for Teaching Writing with Technology

Tags: Digital Scholarship, Digital Spaces, Multimodal Composition

Composing in vSpaces: Rhetorical Architext of Second Life

Room: Tompkins G123 Session Time: Saturday Session E: 8:30-9:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Speaker 1: Second Life in Henry Miller’s Tropic of Capricorn:  The Rhetoric of Unbridled Self-Expression
Speaker 2: Toulmin and Rogerian Models in Second Life: Creating Supplemental Materials in Virtual Worlds
Speaker 3:  Embodying Our Virtual Writing Center Selves: We Are, Who We are, Who We Are
Speaker 4:  Second Life as Third Space:  Remediating the Somatic Mind

Tags: Digital Spaces, Identity, Multimodal Composition

Pathos, Technology, and Composition

Room: Tompkins 123 Session Time: Saturday Session E: 8:30-9:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This session argues that if as compositionists invested in writing technology we are to take seriously the recent call for multiliteracies in the composition classroom (Selfe and Hawisher; Banks; Alexander; et al.), then we necessarily need to take seriously pathos-based relationships to and literacies of technology.

Speaker 1: The Trope of Digital Inauthenticity in Popular Culture: Engaging Fear of/in Digital Composition Spaces
Speaker 2: Digital Loss, Techno Magic, and Nostalgic Re-embodiment: The Emotionally Grounding Role of Digital Craft Aesthetics
Speaker 3: Pathos and Adult Students: Personal Histories, Technology, and Multimodality  in the Composition Classroom

Tags: Digital Spaces, Multiliteracies, Multimodal Composition

The Naming and Locating of Multimodal Texts

Room: Caldwell G111 Session Time: Saturday Session E: 8:30-9:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel delves into the meaning behind "multimodal," exploring what the term means to scholars along with the "where" and "how" regarding the composing of multimodal texts. Through interviews, analysis of scholarship, and critical inquiry into the sites of multimodal composing, panelists argue for the most productive ways to classify multimodal texts and what their creation looks like in practice.

Speaker 1: What's in a Name?: The Anatomy of a Definining New/Multi/Modal/Digital/Media Texts
Speaker 2: Viewing Writing as a Medium in College Composition
Speaker 3: Bricks, Bits, and Pixels: Spaces for digital composing

Tags: Digital Scholarship, Multiliteracies, Multimodal Composition

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

Electronic Communication and the Expectations of the Academy: Where Do We Go from Here?

Room: Tompkins G123 Session Time: Saturday Session F: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel explores the intersection of electronic communication norms and conventions of academic discourse as well as the impact of extranoematic responsibilities. Panelists will specifically address collaborative authoring, social media, and the future of online teaching, drawing connections between cybertextuality, electronic communication, and the expectations of the Academy.

Speaker 1: “Meanwhile, in an Entirely Different Thread”: Reading 4chan as Cybertext
Speaker 2: iWrite Cool: Teaching Academic Writing through Conventions of Social Media Discourse
Speaker 3: Cracks in the Foundation or Enlarging the Space?  eCore Curriculum in Georgia

Tags: Digital Humanities, Multimodal Composition, Social Media

Scaffolding learning across multiple environments

Room: Caldwell G106 Session Time: Saturday Session F: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Successfully scaffolding learning both within the university and beyond remains a challenge for educators and mentors. This panel presents the results of several studies exploring how learning is structured and sustained in a variety of contexts.

Speaker 1: Mentorship and Composing: The When of Digital and Local Infrastructures
Speaker 2: Context-Switching or Meshing?: Designing Digital Texts in/for the Classroom
Speaker 3: Undergraduates’ Temporary Technology Adoption of Software Applications in FYC and Gen Ed Digital Media Courses

Tags: Infrastructure, Mentoring, Multimodal Composition

The Available Means of Composing: Four Sites of Inquiry

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

Presenters define the “available means of composing” through inquiry at four sites of multimodal composing: an upper-level undergraduate course in 21st Century writing, an upper-level undergraduate course that uses an approach to teaching programming as composition, a university multiliteracy center, and the site of the creation of a vernacular memorial.

Tags: Multiliteracies, Multimodal Composition, Writing Studies

Ways of (Sonic) Being: Composing and Performing Sonic Rhetorics

Room: Caldwell G107 Session Time: Saturday Session F: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: ConstrucTEXT

We’ve designed this performance to playfully affect our shared “ways of being.” We’ll test the boundaries of the comprehensible and rhetorical, embrace and disdain musical genealogies and genres, and enact sounds (and silences) that challenge notions of musical communication. Discussion will follow as we articulate our approaches, influences, and choices.

Tags: Collaboration, Multiliteracies, Multimodal Composition

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

Assessing digital writing: Opportunities and challenges for programs and instructors

Room: Caldwell G111 Session Time: Saturday Session G: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Roundtable

Our roundtable will lead a nuanced discussion about specific opportunities and challenges related to assessing students’ digital writing for instructors and programs. The five members of our roundtable bring a variety of expertise related to the assessment of digital writing at all levels from the individual course to the program to a university-wide system that serves local students as well as those from other institutions. We will highlight the concerns raised in our local contexts and facilitate an exchange of ideas, issues, and new approaches to the assessment of digital writing.

Tags: Digital Assessment, Multimodal Composition, Pedagogy

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

Textual Relations, Digital Creations: Readers, Writers, Players, Texts

Room: Caldwell G106 Session Time: Saturday Session G: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel explores the multiple layers and connections of audience-text relations in digital spaces, where shifting readerly and writerly positions and interests complicate composing and meaning-making, as well as some of the familiar logics and ecologies of the composition classroom.

Speaker 1: Toward a More Comprehensive Theory of Audience: The Hypersocial-Interactive Model of Writing
Speaker 2: Same Audience, Same Argument, Different Form? Exploring the Rhetorical Affordances of Genre and Medium
Speaker 3: "Player 2": Mixing Gameplay and Audience Heuristics
Speaker 4: Stomp Box Logic: Toward a Language of Loops, Feedback, and Layers

Tags: Multiliteracies, Multimodal Composition, Pedagogy

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

ArchiTEXTures that reInvent: Thought, Self, and Other

Room: Tompkins 129 Session Time: Saturday Session H: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel examines spaces of learning and communication that explore and expand existing theories of rhetoric and composition pedagogy, exploring new textures such as audio, voice, and social media discourse.

Speaker 1: ReHearing & ReSpeaking Voice as a Productive Concept for Composition Studies
Speaker 2: Only (Re) Connect: Unpacking disconnection through Audio Collages
Speaker 3: (Re)Defining What Counts: Embracing Incomplete Critical and Digital Thought in Basic Writing

Tags: Collaboration, Identity, Multimodal Composition

Beyond Retrofitting: Unlearning Composition in Digital Times

Room: Caldwell G106 Session Time: Saturday Session H: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

The future of rhetoric and composition—and of our own computers and writing— require that we not only learn new skills of composing, but that we also unlearn old epistemologies. This panel identifies processes of unlearning that occur (or in some cases, should occur) in the teaching and manufacturing of digital and multimodal texts.

Speaker 1: Unlearning Accommodation: Universal Design and Multimodal Pedagogies
Speaker 2: Unlearning Publishing: Consolidation and Expertise in the Digital Age
Speaker 3: Unlearning Old Age: What Can Older Adults Teach Us About Digital Literacies?

Tags: Accessibility, Digital Scholarship, Multimodal Composition

Digitizing the Genre of Course Documents and Assessments

Room: Tompkins G109 Session Time: Saturday Session H: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel examines the new affordances that digital media provide when building course documents and how digitizing these documents calls for a new interpretation of their genre. Panelists explore how to better design student reflections that focus on their writing process rather than a self-assessment, and explore how the genre of course documents evolves within the space of digital media.

Speaker 1: The Awful Exigency: Becoming ArchiTEXTs of Our Own Design
Speaker 2: It’s a Road Map:  Instructors Use of the Spatial in the Design & Delivery of Course Documents

Tags: First-Year Writing Courses, Multimodal Composition, Writing Studies

Multimodal Place: Soundwriting, Transcripts, and Transmedia

Room: Tompkins G112 Session Time: Saturday Session H: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel focuses on sound, transcript, and virtual world as means of interacting with place. The presentations discuss multimodal interfaces in which audio voice recordings are combined with images, music, and full transcripts of those recordings. Audio and transcript not only make verbal content more accessible, these multiple access points collapse the binary between physical and virtual places and take fuller advantage of the range of human perception.

Speaker 1: Multimodal California
Speaker 2: Composition, (Click!), Magic: Soundwriting Place On The Fly
Speaker 3: Podcasts in and around the Bay: Soundseeing Place and Multiscreening Text

Tags: Digital Spaces, Multimodal Composition

The “New” Future of Auditory Rhetoric(s): Sound and Silence “Scene” Through Productive Difference

Room: Tompkins 123 Session Time: Saturday Session H: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Featured Session

Since the 2006 special issue in Computers in Composition posed questions on “Sound in/as Composition Space” and the publication of Cynthia Selfe’s (2009) call to action piece, “The Movement of Air, the Breath of Meaning: Aurality and Multimodal Composing,”composition and rhetoric scholars have begun to question our investment in the study of sound. These articles opened up some of the following possibilities: sound as auditory rhetoric, sound as a compositional material, sound as a tool or epistemology, and sound as both a historical and phenomenological reality--a part of all our available means of persuasion. What this featured session seeks to address is the “new” future for the study and teaching of auditory rhetoric. This is both a question of what we have learned as a field and how we might continue to “move forward.” What objects or genres of sound are particularly appropriate to the composition classroom? Does auditory rhetoric occasion the study of all sensory rhetorics separately, or are there ways to integrate these rhetorics? How are “scenic sounds” and spaces rhetorically constructed? How do we negotiate rhetorical responsiveness to sound and silence in the human voice?

Speaker 1: Composing Sound Assignments: Modality, Genre, Difference
Speaker 2: Tuning and Timing for the Rhetoric(s) of Sound
Speaker 3: Hearing to be Scene: Landscaping the Superfield of Audio-Visual Writing
Speaker 4: Sound, Silence, and Rhetorical Responsiveness

Tags: Digital Scholarship, Multimodal Composition

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

Reading, Writing, and Reconceiving Digital Comics

Room: Caldwell G109 Session Time: Sunday Session I: 9:00-10:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Comics, graphic novels, or “juxtaposed words and images in deliberate sequence.”  Whatever you call them, new media create new spaces for the composition, circulation, and discussion of these imagetexts. In this panel, we explore the meaning-making practices of comics in digital environments: as classroom texts, interfaces, and digitally native artifacts.

Speaker 1: Analyzing Comics with Comics: First-Year Writers Meet Bitstrips
Speaker 2: From Panels to Pixels: Digital Comics in the Wild
Speaker 3: “Scribbly Lines and Peripheral Foreshadowing: What a Comics Page Can Teach Us About Composing Interfaces”

Tags: Digital Spaces, First-Year Writing Courses, Multimodal Composition

To Wix or Not to Wix: Exploring the Interface and the Affordances of Wix.com’s Website Creator

Room: Tompkins 126 Session Time: Sunday Session I: 9:00-10:15 Session Type: CREATE!

This CREATE! session will explore one of the more current and thriving freeware website creators, Wix (www.wix.com), which offers its users free online hosting space as well as a wide spectrum of design options.  Unlike other website creators, Wix provides its users varying degrees of design agency:  Wix members can do everything from simply copying and pasting sample templates to designing and molding frames and layouts in blank WYSIWYG and HTML coding formats.  The versatility and accessibility of the Wix website creator lends itself well to a wide variety of pedagogical use.  This workshop will expose its participants to those affordances and thus Wix’s pedagogical potential.

Tags: Digital Spaces, First-Year Writing Courses, Multimodal Composition

Session Time: Sunday Session J: 10:30-11:45

Brain/Position/Play - Strategies for the Next Generation of Pedagogy

Room: Tompkins 129 Session Time: Sunday Session J: 10:30-11:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel discusses methodologies that engage students with the personal, cognitive, and active pedagogies demanded in the 21st century, digitized writing classroom.  Through discussion of experience, strategy, and research, we seek to cover a series of methods, that, as whole, can better effect knowledge and strategy retention.

Speaker 1: Made for the Brain: Cognitive, Multimodal Instructional Materials for the First-Year Writing Classroom
Speaker 2: Find Your Position: Using Online Applications to Demonstrate Writing Processes

Tags: First-Year Writing Courses, Multimodal Composition, Pedagogy

Breaking Down the Canon Wall: Curating Digital Texts to Create Custom, Multi-modal Anthologies

Room: Tompkins 126 Session Time: Sunday Session J: 10:30-11:45 Session Type: CREATE!

**Please Bring your own Laptop or other Internet-enabled device to follow along and develop your own Digital Anthology**

During this Create! session, I will run a tutorial introducing participants to and developing a two-tiered social bookmarking system that will produce an interactive, multi-modal Digital Anthology.

Participants will leave the session with their own personal (and customizable) Digital Anthology, techniques to find and curate Online information (including full texts, free eBooks, audio/video, and supplementary materials), using a free MindMeister and Google Account. 

Tags: Digital Spaces, Multimodal Composition, Pedagogy

Constructing Identities Online: Mommies, Mates, and Mourners

Room: Tompkins G109 Session Time: Sunday Session J: 10:30-11:45 Session Type: Featured Session

New media texts allow users to embody (Lister, et al.) future roles by “putting on” linguistic and visual commonplaces related to identity performances. Testing this claim, our presentations will examine how different forms of new media allow users to construct identities and foster interaction.

Speaker 1: Writing Ourselves into Parenthood: Understanding Social and Technological Rhetorical Conventions in Online Adoption Profiles
Speaker 2: A Rhetorician’s Guide to Love: Constructing Lovers on Match.com
Speaker 3: Commemoration in 140 Characters: How Twitter has Remediated How We Remember

Tags: Digital Spaces, Identity, Multimodal Composition

Embracing the Messiness of Digital Praxis: Rhetoric, Efficiency, and Administrative Decisions about Digital Design and Online Writing Instruction

Room: Tompkins G112 Session Time: Sunday Session J: 10:30-11:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

To study the decisions made for writing courses, we propose using the concepts Efficient Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of Efficiency to understand the commonplaces that support certain ideologies over others.

Introduction: Rhetoric and Efficiency
Speaker 1: Can You Teach Me Now? The In/Efficiencies of Online Writing Instruction
Speaker 2: My Tower is Leaning: The Perils an Inefficient Pedagogy of Digital Design

Tags: Multimodal Composition, Writing Program Administration, Writing Studies

Unbuilding ArchiTEXTured Boundaries: Five Transversals to The Work of Gregory Ulmer

Room: Caldwell G109 Session Time: Sunday Session J: 10:30-11:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Speaker 1: MEmorial ArchiTEXTure
Speaker 2: TRANSVERSAL MAPPING: MONUMENTALITY IN CYBERSPACE
Speaker 3: Consulting the Emeragency on Behalf of Architecture
Speaker 4: Video Games as Heuretic Generators
Speaker 5: Steampunk Electracy and Machine Rhetorics

Tags: Games and Gaming, Infrastructure, Multimodal Composition

Session Time: Thursday Full-Day Workshop: 9:00am-4:00pm

Lost & Found in the Wonderland of Mobile Learning


Room: Tompkins G121 Session Time: Thursday Full-Day Workshop: 9:00am-4:00pm Session Type: Full-Day Workshop
Tags: Multimodal Composition, Pedagogy, Social Media

Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop A: 9:00am-12:00pm

Composing and Publishing Digitial Scholarship

Room: Tompkins 123 Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop A: 9:00am-12:00pm Session Type: Half-Day Workshop

This half-day workshop will guide and encourage authors interested in composing digital scholarship for online journals and presses. Editors from _Enculturation_, _Kairos_, and _Technoculture_ will discuss authoring processes from the beginning of research projects to the publication stage, including visualizing, storyboarding/prototyping, creating sustainable and accessible designs, querying editors, finding local resources, submitting webtexts, and revising in-progress work. Authors interested in starting (or finishing) any kind of digital scholarly project will benefit from this workshop.

Schedule of Activities:
9:00  -   9:30 Introductions and overview of the journals represented at the workshop
9:30  - 10:30 Interactive Q&A with all editors -- topics include
     (a) reading the journal's website for info
     (b) queries to the editor (how much info to include & which section/editor, if pertinent, to consider)
     (c) generalities of peer-review process
     (d) rhetorical design tips / best practices
     (e) accessibility, usability, code-level best practices

10:30 - 11:30 Small group work focused on participant needs (feedback on specific projects or how-to-get-started for participants who don't yet have a project in mind)

11:30 - 12:00 Wrap-up conversation; encourage participants to submit.

Tags: Collaboration, Digital Scholarship, Multimodal Composition

The Sights and Sounds of ArchiTEXTure: Modeling Multimodal Composition

Room: Tompkins 126 Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop A: 9:00am-12:00pm Session Type: Half-Day Workshop

Presenters from the Noel Studio invite attendees to explore the aural and visual components of composition studies. In this workshop, attendees will work in small groups to discuss, collect, and create sounds and images to develop their own multimodal definitions of archiTEXTure. Attendees are encouraged to create accounts and familiarize themselves with Prezi at www.prezi.com prior to the workshop.

Tags: Collaboration, Multiliteracies, Multimodal Composition

Using Postprocess Pedagogy to Support E-Portfolio Assessment

Room: Tompkins 110 Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop A: 9:00am-12:00pm Session Type: Half-Day Workshop
Tags: Digital Assessment, Multimodal Composition, Pedagogy

Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop B: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Easy EPUB Ebooks with InDesign

Room: Tompkins 109 Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop B: 1:00pm-4:00pm Session Type: Half-Day Workshop
Tags: Multimodal Composition

Screencap Your Feedback: Using Screen Capture Technology to Provide Audio-Visual Feedback to Writers

Room: Tompkins 126 Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop B: 1:00pm-4:00pm Session Type: Half-Day Workshop
Tags: Digital Assessment, First-Year Writing Courses, Multimodal Composition