2012 Conference Schedule

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

Teaching and Learning through Spectacle

Room: Tompkins G112 Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel explores the participation of new media objects in the long tradition of teaching and learning through spectacle.  We consider how teacher- and student-produced media objects adapt or re-present antecedent spaces and figures.  We examine, in particular, how students are architecturally positioned to respond to pedagogical spectacle.

Speaker 1: Seeing Double: Digital Media Analogues in Spectacular Eighteenth-Century Science Displays
Speaker 2: Viral Video and the Bad Teacher
Speaker 3: Playspace Pedagogy
Speaker 4: Celebrity Pedagogy and the Famous Writers School
Speaker 5: Database Video and Response as Composition

Tags: Collaboration, Pedagogy, Visual 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

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

O Brave NUI World!: Exploring the Implications of Embodied Computing for Digital Rhetoric and Writing

Room: Tompkins 123 Session Time: Friday Session D: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

We are on the verge of a paradigm shift in mainstream computing.  The era of the graphical-user interface is waning and will soon be eclipsed by a wide range of natural-user interface technologies, NUIs. Replacing the centrality of the keyboard, mouse, and desktop metaphor are a growing range of computers that are touch- and gesture-activated.  This panel comprises six presenters in order to offer a wide range of perspectives on an emerging issue. Each presentation will be limited to 6-7 minutes leaving plenty of time for discussion.

Tags: Identity, Multiliteracies, Visual Studies

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

:) | :( Discursive Performance in Digitally Mediated Communication

Room: Session Time: Saturday Installation: 2:45-4:30 Session Type: Interactive Installation
Tags: Digital Spaces, Identity, Visual Studies

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

The Materiality of Digital Scholarship: Video, Poetry, Found Objects

Room: Caldwell G107 Session Time: Sunday Session I: 9:00-10:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel explores various modes of expressive media from a rhetorically situated perspective. Panelists engage these media to examine their persuasive basis concerning both lived experience and culturally-positioned rhetorical arguments. Moreover, the process of construction of these media is explored as an equally important facet within the broader context.

Speaker 1: Five Virtual Canons: Time-based Media as a New(ish) Site for Rhetoric (revised version)
Speaker 2: The Dream of a Common Silence: Poetry Beyond Print Culture
Speaker 3: To preserve, digitize and project:  On the process of composing other people’s lives

Tags: Digital Spaces, Mentoring, Visual Studies