The Hack and Yack series investigate digital rhetoric in action. The Hack cluster takes a closer look at technical processes and tools involved in a project. Here you will find a rich discussion of digital media, hardware, software, and web/tablet/mobile applications so you can learn what it takes to bring digital technology into classrooms and scholarship. Meanwhile the Yack cluster will be charged with voicing the theoretical perspective, and in these posts, scholars and teachers will discuss working with a particular lens or framework to attend to their inquiries and projects. We hope these two angles will offer productive reflections that when shared will facilitate a greater awareness of the use of technology, tools, and theory in research, teaching, and composition. Welcome to an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at academic work from critical theory to the command line.