2012 Conference Schedule

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

Composing an Occupation: Technology and the Occupy Movement

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

"Occupy Wall Street." The phrase strikes fear in the heart of bank executives and scholars alike: everyone knows that in order to win an argument you need to have an argument. This panel explores richer rhetorical and cultural implications of the movement, focusing on situated knowledge, transformative access, memes, and enthymemes.

Speaker 1: Occupied:  race, writing, and the problem of diversity in the occupy wall street movement

Speaker 2: The Occupy Wall Street Argument: Putting the Meme in Enthymeme

Tags: Open Source, Social Action, Social Media

Composing and Constructing Student/Instructor Identities in Digital Spaces

Room: Tompkins 112 Session Time: Friday Session A: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Speaker 1: Facebook, Research Writing, and Student Identity
Speaker 2: Multimodality and Identities in Digital Terrains
Speaker 3: Developing Online Teacher Social Presence in Hybrid Writing Classes

Tags: Identity, Pedagogy, Social Media

Creation, (re)Creation, and Participation: The Indigenous Interface

Room: Caldwell G111 Session Time: Friday Session A: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel proceeds from the argument that there is much to gain by “including American Indians in the discourse surrounding information technologies” (Haas, 2005). Speakers explore how digital interfaces—specifically web design software, social networking sites, and digital archives—are negotiated so as to encourage an active American Indian presence.

Tags: Pedagogy, Race, Social Media

New Media Activism

Room: Caldwell G107 Session Time: Friday Session A: 10:00-11:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Citizens are increasingly using social media venues and multimodal texts as a means of sharing their public voices on compelling issues. This panel looks at the dynamic nature of user-generated content on Web 2.0 sites and the new opportunities these sites bring for political activism and raising awareness about social issues.

Speaker 1: Embodiment and Social Media: The Role of Twitter in the Egyptian Revolution
Speaker 2: Fighting for Civil Rights on YouTube: Identity construction in a gay family's videos

Tags: Digital Spaces, Social Action, Social Media

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

Doing, Not Drifting: Online Tool Building As Research and Composition

Room: Caldwell G107 Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45 Session Type: Roundtable

This roundtable will challenge the notion that online technologies should automate and commercialize education by presenting a hybrid approach to teaching and learning writing with in-class and extra-curricular layers. Comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who are actively collaborating on a multi-year research initiative to build a peer-reviewed online journal to publish undergraduate scholarship, this roundtable will respond to speculations about student disengagement. These student-researchers will argue that online social networking technologies foreground the social dimension of writing without leading students “adrift.”

Tags: Collaboration, Pedagogy, Social Media

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

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

Performing Online: Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Spaces

Room: Tompkins G118 Session Time: Friday Session C: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Panel Presentation

From the impact of social media in the composition classroom, to the management of sexual identity in video blogs, to the importance of site design for Internet credibility, this panel considers the opportunities and challenges of digital spaces as realms where our personal, professional, and academic lives are increasingly enacted.

Speaker 1: Blogsolation: The Impact of Coming Out Blogs and Videos on Gay Identity
Speaker 2:Facebook Use Among First-Year Composition Students
Speaker 3: Managing an Online Identity: "Distributed Credibility" in Digital Spaces

Tags: Identity, Social Action, Social Media

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

ArchiSEXTture: Getting It On in Digital Dating Spaces

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

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

Like an iPrayer: Religion, Spirituality, and the Digital

Room: Caldwell G109 Session Time: Saturday Session E: 8:30-9:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel examines the growing influence of digital media on practices of prayer and spirituality.  We address the relationship between mainline Christianity and digital technologies; the digital re-mediation of prayer via handheld apps; and rhetorical considerations of extra-religious or “spiritual but not religious” practice in digital realms.

Speaker 1: Possibilities for Composing and Constructing Spirituality in Digital Spaces
Speaker 2: Tapping Into the Divine: Prayer and/as Digital App
Speaker 3: Through a Screen Darkly: Religion in the Digital Age

Tags: Digital Spaces, Identity, Social Media

Love, Sex, and Viral Transmissions - Using Risque Content in the Classroom

Room: Tompkins G118 Session Time: Saturday Session E: 8:30-9:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel showcases three approaches to incorporating popular, non-traditional, and often controversial online texts as rich sites of rhetorical and literary inquiry in the composition classroom.

Speaker 1: Online Dating Sites and Teaching Ethos
Speaker 2: Digital Texts and Viral Rhetorics
Speaker 3: NSFW: the Rhetoric & Literacies of Online Pornography

Tags: Digital Spaces, Pedagogy, Social Media

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

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

New Media, New Writing

Room: Tompkins 126 Session Time: Saturday Session G: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Panel Presentation

New Media, and social media in particular, offer new sites for learning, literacy sponsorship, and writing. The panelists in this session explore how these outlets are being used both within the classroom and by outside organizations, to support and invigorate learning and literacy practices.

Speaker 1: Integrating Social Media into Online Educational Spaces: Modeling Professional Practice in Instructional Interactions
Speaker 2: Positioning Literacy Sponsorship in New Media
Speaker 3: Policy and User-Generated Content: Uncovering User Experience Challenges for Technical Communicators Studying the Social Web

Tags: Collaboration, Pedagogy, Social Media

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

Constructing Identity in Web 2.0 Spaces: Understanding the Possibilities and Constraints

Room: Tompkins G123 Session Time: Saturday Session H: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

By examining the relationships between authors, audience, and content in various digital mediums and experiences, this panel discusses what it means to have a digital identity as well as examine any ethical, social, or relationship questions and paradigms across various interactive mediums.

Tags: Digital Spaces, Identity, Social Media

Defining Identity in Online Space: Problems and Provocations

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

Online spaces redefine the notion of public and private spheres and the relationship between space, body, and self. The hybridity enabled by the spaces presents both provocative spaces to explore identity and problematizes the identity of those unable to speak for themselves. This panel explores how various groups of users construct, or are constructed by, their online identity.

Speaker 1: A Shift in the Construction of Self: What new social media practice means for people whose digital identities are created for them
Speaker 2: Online Voices: Reconstructing One’s Own Map Using Online Illness Narratives
Speaker 3: Redefining Space, Body, and Self in the Secular and Islamic Feminist Rhetorics of Muslim Women’s Cyber Spaces

Tags: Digital Spaces, Identity, Social Media

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

Constructing Classroom ArchiTEXTures: Dissonance, Barriers, Curation, and the Spirit of Human

Room: Tompkins 123 Session Time: Sunday Session I: 9:00-10:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel examines several archiTEXTures that frame composing and the teaching of composing [beyond] texts. It asks in which ways ours and our students’ interactions, experiences, engagement, and resistance remediate the design and curation of cultural texts and digital spaces.

Speaker #1 Architexts, Social, Media, Culture, and the Spirit of Human
Speaker #2: We Are(n’t) Living in a Material World: Curating Texts on Pinterest
Speaker #3: Cultural Dissonance and “Sameness”: Intercultural Websites in an Introductory Technical Writing Class

Tags: Digital Spaces, Pedagogy, Social Media

Digital Literacies in FYC Classrooms: Enhancing Understanding, Engagement, and Transfer

Room: Tompkins G118 Session Time: Sunday Session I: 9:00-10:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Recent developments in transfer studies from first-year composition have considered the contextual implications of transfer, where the transfer of writing-related knowledge is viewed as dependent on FYC instructors, students, and classroom environments. Taking these contextual implications into account, we suggest that introducing digital literacies into the writing classroom as a way of helping students operationalize rhetorical concepts can help instructors bridge the gap between the writing that students do in the classroom and the writing that they will produce in future contexts.

Tags: First-Year Writing Courses, Social Media

My Name is YouTube and I Expose Your Secrets: ConstrucTEXTING the Underbelly of Video Cultures

Room: Tompkins 112 Session Time: Sunday Session I: 9:00-10:15 Session Type: ConstrucTEXT

This panel will examine videos related to the tragic and lasting exemplars of online video culture that are indicative of the phenomenon of exposure, a phenomenon easily grasped by considering the story of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers student who committed suicide in 2010 after his roommate broadcasted a video of him having sex on YouTube.

Speaker 1: My Name is Alexandra Wallace. I Got Called Out for My Anti-Asian Rant at UCLA
Speaker 2: My Name is Tyler Clementi. I Jumped off the George Washington Bridge Because of a Video
Speaker 3: My Name is Evan Emory. My Classroom Video Turned into a Felony Sex Charge
Speaker 4: My Name is Donald Wood. My Rage at My High School Class was Posted on YouTube

Tags: Digital Spaces, Identity, Social Media

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

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 B: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Processing the Ways We Research, Teach, and Write (with) Digital Information

Room: Tompkins 112 Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop B: 1:00pm-4:00pm Session Type: Half-Day Workshop
Tags: Code Studies, Digital Scholarship, Social Media