Computers & Writing 2018 was hosted by George Mason University from Thursday, May 24th - Sunday, May 27th, 2018. The theme for the conference was Digital Phronesis: Culture/Code/Play. Often described as “practical wisdom,” phronesis represents an enactment of good judgment guided by both learned knowledge and lived experience. Phronesis comes from our histories, our education, and reflections on our experiences. The call for proposals encouraged a focus on intersections of formal learning and embodied experience.
Edited by Chen Chen, Kristopher Purzycki, and Lydia Wilkes
Copy edited by Chen Chen, Kristopher Purzycki, and Lydia Wilkes. Designed by Mike Palmquist.
The second edited proceedings of the annual Computers & Writing Conference includes presentations from the 2018 annual conference and more than a dozen articles based on sessions at the conference.
Simulating Facebook's Newsfeed for Writing Pedagogy, Daniel Libertz
Social Annotation and Layered Readings in Composition, Michelle L. Sprouse
PhronesisMU: Reclaiming Aesthetic and Rhetorical Potentials within the Software Obsolete, Geoffrey Gimse and Kristopher Purzycki
Place as Interface, Sensory-Data, and Phronesis, Mai Nou Xiong-Gum
Representing Diversity in Digital Research: Digital Feminist Ethics and Resisting Dominant Normatives, Sweta Baniya, Les Hutchinson, Ashanka Kumari, Kyle Larson, and Chris Lindgren
LinkedIn as a Phronetic Approach to Digital Literacy, Theresa M. Evans
Possibility and Play: Ludonarratology as Liberating Praxis, Morgan Read-Davidson
Virtual Dust on a Bookshelf: Abandoned Wikibooks by and for Writing Students, Christopher Scott Wyatt
Experiments in Transductive Writing and Rhetoric with the Kinect, Matthew Halm and Steven Smith
Meaning-Making and Randomization in E-Poetry Machines, Amanda Hill and Laura Okkema
Interweave: The Virtual Places of Rural Space, Krystin Gollihue
Publication Information: Chen, Chen, Kristopher Purzycki, and Lydia Wilkes (Eds.). (2019). The Proceedings of the Annual Computers and Writing Conference, 2018. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse. Available at https://wac.colostate.edu/repository/collections/proceedings/cw2018/
Publication Date: April 27, 2019.
ISBN: 978-1-64215-025-4 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-026-1 (ePub)
Chen Chen is Assistant Professor of English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, where she teaches first-year writing and professional and technical communication courses. She received her Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media from North Carolina State University. She studies how graduate students professionalize into the field of rhetoric and composition across different disciplinary spaces. She also researches technical and professional communication pedagogies and curriculum design. Her other research interests are writing across the curriculum, digital rhetoric, and social media.
Kristopher Purzycki is a dissertator at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, focusing on digital media studies and playful writing pedagogies. His research interests include communication design, media philosophy, and play as a form of critical intervention. His dissertation considers the player’s sense of place within computer game experience as a phenomenon that displays a capacity for meaning-making. He serves as Associate Chair of the Council for Play and Game Studies, founding editor of OneShot: A Journal of Critical Games and Play, and co-editor of The Pokémon Go Phenomenon (McFarland 2019).
Lydia Wilkes is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Composition at Idaho State University where she teaches courses in online writing instruction, composition pedagogy, digital rhetoric, and professional and technical communication. She researches paradoxes of rhetoric and war, military veterans in higher education, rhetorics of guns and gun violence, and sustainable writing program administration. She has published in Composition Forum, the Journal of Veterans Studies, and various conference proceedings.
Cheryl E. Ball
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