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Archive for May, 2010

Carnal Constructions in Online Dating Communities Collette Caton, Syracuse University Intro video, but had to stop since the noise was playing next door. Talked about why graduate students would use the site. Romance, Religion, and the Writing of Identity in Online Dating T J Geiger, Syracuse University Flattens faith along with other identity categories. OkCupid’s […]

C&W 2010 D5.1: DIY, Reproductive Technology, and Girl Writing (?)

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 23rd, 2010

Crafting Power: Writing and the Online D.I.Y. Movement Antonia Massa-MacLeod, University of Wisconsin Madison Sadly missed the first part. An analysis of Etsy. Many people on Etsy are learning techniques bring people together, creating a rhetoric. DIY rhetoric includes support, substantially, and connections. DIY rhetoric is overall good, but promotes economic citizenship, dividing people into […]

C&W 2010 F1.1: Web Design Pedagogy, Digital Video Compositions, and Virtual Worlds

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 22nd, 2010

F1.1 – Panel One Piece at a Time: A Web Design Pedagogy of the Gradual Growth Lars Soderlund, Purdue University Lively and engaging presentation. Guns Ruin Picnics (guides, regularity, and product) Made a compromises between code and WYSIWYG: gave them templates, have some stability while allowing code learning. Often end up going into deep code […]

C&W 2010 B8.1: Internet as Savior and Ethos in Online Community

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 21st, 2010

Great session. Informative, thought provoking, and even emotional. It’s Not Just Piracy, Porn, Pedophilia, or Power; Or, How the Internet Saved My Family Marc C. Santos, University of South Florida Touching and informative mix of personal and academic where he talks about how social media use saved is daughter’s life. Nice to see good stories […]

Off to Computers & Writing

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 19th, 2010

I am off to Computers and Writing 2010 today. Tomorrow I am part of the Graduate Research Network (as a discussion leader), then 2.5 days of sessions, panels, and networking with those of the cutting and bleeding edge of digital media, technology, and writing. Always a good time. I will be blogging the experience, so […]

Need help selecting a typeface?: Type flow chart

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on May 18th, 2010

Now that my document design class is over, I’ll probably post fewer typography based posts and more on social media and the web. But for now, here is one more. This flow chart provides fun, clever, and a bit snarky at times advice on selecting a typeface for many different reasons. I quite enjoy choosing […]