Recap: International Digital Storytelling Conference

Way, way back in 2006, I presented on my dissertation research at the Inaugural Gathering of Digital Storytellers at MIT. Fast-forward to late September 2015, nearly ten years later, and I found myself at the grown-up version of that early gathering, with many of the same attendees: the 6th International Digital Storytelling Conference, jointly hosted … Continue reading Recap: International Digital Storytelling Conference

Recap: The Conference on Community Writing

I spent last weekend – October 16th–19th – at the inaugural Conference on Community Writing in Boulder, Colorado, where I saw some excellent talks, climbed a mountain, and ate a lot of bean-and-grain-filled bowls (much harder to find a hot dog or a sausage in Boulder than in Chicago). The conference ran from Thursday – Saturday, and attracted mostly rhet/comp academics … Continue reading Recap: The Conference on Community Writing

Presenting at the Conference on Community Writing

The MA Program in Writing as a Provider of Nonprofit Digital Media Training A presentation for the Conference on Community Writing, in Boulder, CO, on October 17, 2015. 1. My Background Before PhD: professional writing and digital media teacher + tech trainer for nonprofit staff Post-PhD Grand Plan: combine my two jobs—writing teacher and tech … Continue reading Presenting at the Conference on Community Writing

Presenting at the Voices of Change Conference

Three Promising Ways That Nonprofits Can Distribute Digital Stories Online A presentation for the 6th International Digital Storytelling Conference, at UMass (alma mater!) and Smith College, on September 25, 2015. A. Distribution and Digital Stories The paradigmatic mode of digital storytelling distribution is the live showing, ideally with the storytellers present to contextualize their own stories. Online distribution of … Continue reading Presenting at the Voices of Change Conference

Not Social Media, Social Action

Last week, I visited Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, for "Not Social Media, Social Action," a presentation event hosted by the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) program. The event featured the Chief Marketing Officer of ONE.org, a well-funded, international nonprofit with a mission to "fight the absurdity of extreme poverty," presenting in tandem with a representative … Continue reading Not Social Media, Social Action

Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science

On Sunday, 11/20/12, I spent most of the day at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science. This is an annual event in Chicago, and I was glad to attend for the first time. I teach primarily new media studies, and do so from my disciplinary perspective of writing and rhetoric. This puts … Continue reading Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science

International Digital Media Arts Association

A few years back, I traveled to Concordia University in Montreal for a really terrific symposium, Database, Narrative, Archive. D>N>A was small, interdisciplinary, and participatory. There was a performance of High Rise at a bar and workshops on Korsakow and Scalar. A few of the academics at D>N>A recommended the conference of iDMAa, the International … Continue reading International Digital Media Arts Association

Digital Ethics Symposium

On Monday, 10/29/12, Loyola University's Center for Digital Ethics and Policy held its second International Digital Ethics Symposium in Chicago. This was the same day that Superstorm Sandy hit, but quite a few intrepid speakers made the journey regardless. I took the Purple Line south and spent the day listening to a range of really … Continue reading Digital Ethics Symposium