Author: Paula M Miller

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Paula is a PhD graduate fellow at The Ohio State University studying rhetoric, composition, and literacy. Her research interests lie at the intersection of writing centers and multiliteracies. You can visit her online at paula-miller.com

During the 2016 Computers & Writing Conference, the DRC participated in a roundtable discussion with Eric Detweiler for his podcast, Rhetoricity. Some of Eric’s motivation for this podcast, titled “Collaborating on Digital Rhetoric: A Roundtable,” included exploring the ways “digital rhetoric” is defined in the DRC and also the way collaboration informs and shapes the work the DRC does, especially given that DRC Fellows come from institutions across the country ¬†Those who participated were Dr. Naomi Silver, co-director of the DRC; DRC Fellows for the 2015-16 year Jenae Cohn, Brandy Dieterle, Paula Miller; and DRC Graduate Associate Adrienne Raw. What…

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Paula Miller In the 1970s, freelance journalist Ralph Lee Smith referred to the internet as an “electronic highway,” and through the 90s, we called the internet the “information superhighway,” a place to link humans with knowledge on just about every topic imaginable. Since those exciting early moments, the ways we conceive of the internet has shifted, and while that information component is still strong, we’re living in an era of community-driven digispace, with human-centric tools (the writing studies tree, rhetmap) and meeting places (Twitter, Reddit, Snapchat) that are empty without their communities driving them. There are even those digital phenomena…

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This year’s Computers and Writing presentation was about bridge building. In 2014, we discussed how we engage the CW community in content building for the site, and in 2015, we explored how the DRC can best reflect the multimodal practices we value as a community. This year, we took our session, “”The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative as Instructional Tool: Cross Community Connections and Collaboration,” in a new direction. While in previous years, we focused inward, exploring how we cultivate and maintain the blog to serve the CW community, this year’s focus was collaborative and focused outward, exploring how we can…

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The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative is proud to announce Laura Gonzales as the winner of the 2016 Sweetland/UM Press Book Prize for her book Sites of Translation: What Multilinguals Can Teach us about Digital Writing and Rhetoric. Gonzales is currently Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at the University of Texas-El Paso and a former Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Graduate Fellow. During her tenure as a DRC Graduate Fellow, Gonzales coordinated our fifth blog carnival, “Beyond a ‘Single Language, Single Modality’ Approach to Writing.” Gonzales’s book, Sites of Translation, bridges research in multimodal composition with work that advocates for…

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