Computers & Writing 2016 was hosted by St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY from Thursday, May 19th - Sunday, May 22nd. The theme for the conference was Crossing Wires: Reaching Across Campus, Between Disciplines, and Into Communities. Computers & Writing 2017 was hosted by the University of Findlay from June 1st-4th. The theme for the conference was Techne: Creating Spaces of Wonder.
The theme for the 2016 Computers & Writing conference, Crossing Wires: Reaching Across Campus, Between Disciplines, and Into Communities, asked conference participants to consider the ways in which new media and digital technologies enable us to expand our horizons, both in terms of our scholarship and our pedagogy. The theme for the 2017 Computers & Writing conference, Techne: Creating Spaces of Wonder, asked conference participants to draw on the multiple conceptualizations and articulations of techne through exploration of practices that inform craft, art, and disciplinary trends - both in pedagogy and scholarship. In particular, the conference hosts invited proposals that emphasized the interplay of multimodal spaces (physical and digital) and how composing in these environments creates opportunities for wondering (potential, curiosity, and reflection) and wonder (awe, interest, and marvel). Participants were also encouraged to consider ways that physical and digital multimodality might limit or misappropriate the role of wonder(ing) in composing.
The first edited proceedings of the annual Computers & Writing Conference includes presentations from the 2016 and 2017 annual conference, including an edited transcript of the 2016 opening town hall, an audio recording of that session, and nearly two-dozen articles based on sessions at the two conferences.
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Town Hall: Recovering C&W Pasts for the Future, Kristine Blair, Cynthia L. Selfe, Gail Hawisher, Mike Palmquist, Janice Walker, Will Hochman, Daniel Anderson, Michael Day, Kathleen Yancey, Traci Gardner, Joe Moxley, Nick Carbone, and Dickie Selfe, with Cheryl Ball
The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative as an Instructional Tool: Cross-Community Connections and Collaborations, Merideth Garcia, Brandy Dieterle, Jenae Cohn, and Paula Miller
The Unboxing of Techné: Thinking Outside the Algorithms, Marcia Bost and Xiaobo Wang
Crossing Wires with Google Apps: Jumpstarting Collaborative Composing, Daniel L. Hocutt and Maury Elizabeth Brown
Creating Space: Building Digital Games, Wendi Sierra
Building Good Robots: A Case in Successful Open Source Learning Management, Tom Ballard, Derek Hanson, Bryan Lutz, and Lauren Malone
#MyNYPD Nodes and Networks: Mobilization and Engagement, Tracey Hayes
Feeding the Troll: Online Hate Speech as Communal Act, Matthew Overstreet
Gendered Gaming: Online Fandom Roleplay and Female Gamers, Jennifer Justice
Digital Research Methods: Databases, Ethics, Enactments, Histories, and Processes, Megan McIntyre, Rik Hunter, Kerry Banazek, and Kelsey Cameron
Beyond Resistance: Plagiarism Detection Services and the Laboring Body, Jordan Canzonetta
Publication Information: Ball, Cheryl E., Chen Chen, Kristopher Purzycki, and Lydia Wilkes (2018). The Proceedings of the Annual Computers and Writing Conference: Volume 1, 2016-2017. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse. Available at https://innovationtest2.colostate.edu/resources/wac/proceedings/cw2016-2017/
Publication Date: April 10, 2018.
Cheryl E. Ball
Demi Fuentes Ramirez
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