Author: Laura Van Ett and Laura Gonzales

In Liza Pott’s Digital Rhetoric class at Michigan State University, we were assigned a “Tracing Digital Events” project, with the objective of learning “how to trace events in digital spaces, broadening [our] understanding of these technologies, participants, organizations, and genres” (Potts, WRA 415 assignment sheet). As relatively new scholars  in digital rhetoric, we decided to use this assignment as an opportunity to trace conversations into which we might soon be entering, choosing to focus our analysis on last year’s 2013 Computers and Writing Conference held at Frostburg State University. This project helped us identify current trends in the Computers and…

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