2012 Conference Schedule

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

Differential Makings: Enacting Theories of Raced Experience in Digital Writing Research and Pedagogy

Room: Tompkins 123 Session Time: Friday Session C: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Featured Session

Foundational Computers and Writing scholarship has called for attention toward how diverse groups use technology, including identifying oppressive systems that deny technological access and better understanding racially situated embodied experiences with writing technologies. However, shifting from acknowledging a need for multiplicitous perspectives to actively enacting diverse ways of making meaning is complex work. Gloria Anzaldúa, for one, has cautioned us about approaches that “allude to the category, cite a few women-of-color texts, tack on a token book to their syllabus and assume they’ve dealt with race.” With these complexities in mind, panelists ask: How might we put differential ways of making meaning at the theoretical center of Computers and Writing teaching and research? How do we build accounts of raced experience with technology that retain the complex constellations of objects, stories, and people that intersect in digital writing?

Speaker 1: “Messy” Research: How to Listen and See the Mess of Access Enacted
Speakers 2 and 3: Operationalizing
Conocimiento: Enacting Chicana Rhetoric in Computers and Writing Pedagogy and Research

Tags: Race, Research and Methodology

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

Creating Mobile Technologies for Composing Global Spaces

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

Three perspectives--writing center, professional writing, and instructor/programmer--on a mobile computing project articulate students’ digital composing and research. Design prototypes will be presented and the audience is invited to respond in an effort to crowdsource the design of a tool for writing “in the wild” away from the desktop.

Tags: Collaboration, Infrastructure, Research and Methodology

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.

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

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

Let’s Review: Design & Results of a Large-Scale Study of the Relationship Between Peer Review Quality and Writing Improvement

Room: Caldwell G111 Session Time: Saturday Session F: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

We examine rationales for teaching students to be good reviewers of others’ work in a writing course. One of these seems to relate to the nature and quality of review activity: review activity helps writers make otherwise tacit knowledge about writing more explicit, and so we would expect to see students who engage in review to improve as writers.

Tags: Digital Humanities, Pedagogy, Research and Methodology

Screencasting in Research and Teaching: New Methods of Study in New Media

Room: Tompkins G118 Session Time: Saturday Session F: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel outlines new methods for researching with online data, and for teaching with screencasting software. We highlight methods for analyzing the circulations of text in social networks; outline screencasting news websites for data collection; assess the utility of screencasting methods in classrooms to enhance peer-to-peer feedback.

Speaker 1: Disappearing online data?: Screen capture as a research method
Speaker 2: Camtasia in the Classroom: A Comparative Study of Students Providing Audio/Video Feedback via Camtasia and Written Feedback via Google Docs
Speaker 3: The Next Movement: Engaging Interdisciplinary Methods in the Study of New Media Texts in Circulation

Tags: Digital Humanities, Research and Methodology

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

Web Development as Intervention in ArchiTEXTural Systems: Social Software for Enhanced User Empowerment, Collaboration, and Cultural/Critical Inquiry

Room: Caldwell G111 Session Time: Sunday Session J: 10:30-11:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

We argue that the changing digital landscape presents an opportunity for computers and writing scholars, as well as technical communicators, to intervene in existing systems by contributing to the development of social software that allows for enhanced user empowerment, collaboration, and cultural/critical inquiry.

Speakers 1&2: Baked Potato: Supporting User Differences in the US Food System
Speaker 2: DHShare: Facilitating Student Research Differently in the Digital Age
Speaker 3: The CDA App: Conceptualizing a Digital/Cultural Intervention in Critical Research Practices

Tags: Digital Humanities, Research and Methodology, Social Media