DMAC bound

Thanks to the generosity of my university, I was able to borrow this sweet Macbook Pro to use at DMAC (The Digital Media and Composition Institute at Ohio State University). It’s taking a while to download all those Project 365 photos and video clips, but it’s getting there. I feel like an artist preparing for a […]

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Forced boredom

A big part of family and friends entertainment in the 1960s was the slide show. The plan was to lure people over for a good meal, and afterwards when they were sated and flopped on the couch and chairs like twitching fish on the shore, the slide projector and multiple trays of slides appeared. This […]

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Public moments, private images

Today I need to get some things done and I will soon see how well the Evernote glassware works for checking off items on a list. Here is probably the only car photo you’ll see from me unless I’m not driving. I wondered how I would take the different, absolutely first-person viewpoint Glass gives. It […]

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Writer/Designer and the composition course

I posted the first of these photos to Facebook, but wanted to also blog here about potential uses for Writer/Designer. There are many–I think Writer/Designer is a flexible little book that could be used for both Writing I and II and also work for both a tech writing and an academic writing focus within those […]

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Tales from the future 2

Another thing I wanted very much when I was a science fiction-loving child was a computer in my head. Just sign me up for the chip and I was for it, despite my going to a school district in California that had Orwell’s 1984 on their mandatory reading list for  7th grade. I’m still a bit in […]

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Academics need bandwidth too

Geoffrey Sauer on Eserver writes an excellent post, Net Neutrality and the Digital Humanities, that details why the recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to prevent the FCC from enforcing “net neutality” policies is a threat to more than our Netflix or YouTube access. Here is another view, from […]

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Childhood Should Be Multimodal

I’m beginning the prepwork for Fall 2012 now, and book orders were so long ago that I’m rechecking to see what books I ordered! In doing that, I see that my memory is correct: I ordered Cynthia Selfe’s Multimodal Composition: Resources for Teachers for both my ENG 520 and my ENG 726 classes. The first […]

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The Multimodal Poem Assignment

I’ve done a multimodal poetry assignment successfully for Intro to Poetry for quite some time now, and once students see what can be done with multiple modalities in poetry, some good things can happen. Sure, there is less reliance on text, but the goal is to still have the same quality with the text, but […]

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