Rhetorical Distributions

Rhetorical Distributions

Image Credit: Complex Network by yobink During the past year and a half, Dale Smith and I have been working on a project entitled “Rhetorical Distributions: The …

 

Gorgias’s Paignion

Gorgias’s Paignion

Image Credit: “Procedural Art” by hyfen This is a presentation I delivered at last week’s Conference on College Composition and Communication. It was part of a …

 

Back and forth on the see saw

Back and forth on the see saw

Image Credit: “Seesaw” by nzgabriel Michael Faris has kicked off a CCCarnival in which he invites bloggers to respond to Geoffrey Sirc’s recent review essay, “Resisting …

 

The Decorum of Objects

The Decorum of Objects

Image credit: “Putney Oscillator” by peff   I’ll be attending the University of South Carolina Conference on Rhetorical Theory in mid-October. This is a unique conference for a couple of …

 

Exploits, Ethics, and the ‘Little Old Lady’ Problem

Exploits, Ethics, and the ‘Little Old Lady’ Problem

Image credit: “2 old ladies on a bench” by lamazone Last week, I attended the Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The Institute …

 

Care and Caution: Rhetoric, Mashed Up

Care and Caution: Rhetoric, Mashed Up

Image credit: “Girl Talk” by reallyboring In my “New Media and the Futures of Writing” course, students are currently “mashing up” rhetorical theories. This class has …

 

The Procedural Rhetorics of the Obama Campaign

The Procedural Rhetorics of the Obama Campaign

At the recent MLA conference, I was part of a panel called “Close Reading the Digital” with Jeremy Douglass, Mark Sample, Mark Marino, and Matt …

 

Bildung and Building: Hacking (and) the Foreign Language Requirement

Bildung and Building: Hacking (and) the Foreign Language Requirement

Image Credit: “Hacker” by altemark Recently, I suggested that the Department of English at Wayne State University consider allowing graduate students to use a computer language …

 

Responsible…Responsive

Responsible…Responsive

Photo Credit: “Doug Engelbart Demo 1968” by mac steve In a graduate seminar I’m teaching, last week’s reading was an exchange between Steve Mailloux and Diane …

 

Spam and the Rhetoric of Objects

Spam and the Rhetoric of Objects

Photo Credit: Screenshot of Daniel Tankersley’s “The Forest” What would an object-oriented rhetoric look like?  This question is being asked by a number of scholars, and …