Thursday, May 17th | 1:30 p.m. | Harrelson G108 | Workshop
“Your Middle State and the Job Market”
For the Graduate Research Network, I’ll be giving a brief talk on developing web presence (e.g., portfolios) for the academic job market. Rather than simply echoing my ProfHacker piece, my talk will be intended specifically for graduate students in the field of Computers and Writing and will emphasize the importance of “middle-state publications.”
Friday, May 18th | 10 a.m. | Tompkins 123 | Panel
“Whither the Prosumer?: The Creative Economy and Emerging Forms of Scholarly Communication”
Panel Abstract: Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn describes U.S. citizens as Internet “consumers,” separating these consumers from the “creative economy.” She repeatedly uses this binary to distinguish the people who use the Internet from those who create its content. This illustrates a failure to recognize prosumers, those who simultaneously create and access the Internet. The panel will examine prosumption from perspectives ranging from the attention economy to social communities to digital scholarly communication.
“Context-Providers in an Attention Economy” (Jentery Sayers, U of Victoria)
“Folksonomy as Gift: Motivations for Social Tagging” (Noel Radley, Santa Clara U)
“Working in the Bubble Factory: Prosumer Humanists and Scholarshift” (Daniel Anderson, U of North Carolina)
“Prosumers and Algorithmic Truth” (John Jones, West Virginia U)
Sunday, May 20th | 9:00 a.m. | Tompkins 129 | Roundtable
“Hacking the Classroom: A Roundtable of Lightning Talks”
Roundtable Abstract: With hacking in mind, these panelists (who hail from disparate institutions, levels, and disciplines) will briefly engage the following questions: “Why does the higher ed classroom need to be hacked, and how might we hack it?” They will also provide particular examples of their own hacking practices, or their aspirations to hack the classroom at their respective institutions, while addressing some obstacles, enthusiasms, and curiosities encountered along the way.
Virginia Kuhn, U of Southern California
Jim Brown, U of Wisconsin-Madison
Liz Losh, U of California San Diego
Vicki Callahan, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mary Hocks, Georgia State U
Aimee Knight , St. Joseph’s U
Melanie Yergeau, U of Michigan
Craig Dietrich, U of Southern California
Viola Lasmana, U of Southern California
Introduction and Moderation: Jentery Sayers, U of Victoria
UPDATE (June 2012): For Sweetland’s Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, Crystal VanKooten reviewed the “Hacking the Classroom” panel.