We are very excited that DJ Spooky is coming this fall! Hell be giving a talk October 12th as part of the DWRLs annual speaker series. And in keeping with the buzz for all things audio created by Spookys talk, the DWRLs e-journal, Currents in Electronic Literacy, is doing an issue on writing with sound. The issue will feature an audio-text by Avital Ronell in which she insists that Nietzsche was a DJ. We welcome submissions from the HASTAC community, so keep an eye out for the forth-coming CFP, which the Currents project members will be blogging about shortly.
Shifting from sound to the visual, the Visual Rhetoric project group will continue its coverage of visual rhetoric, visual culture, and pedagogy on the DWRLs award-winning blog, viz. The group will also continue its partnership with the Steve in Action project, which studies how social tagging can alter how museum-goers engage with and experience museum collections.
Our Immersive Environments project is focused all things gaming, including commercial games, serious games, persuasive games, alternate reality games (ARGs), Second Life, and much more. Theyll be thinking about how to incorporate games into the rhetoric and writing classroom.
And last, but not least, the DWRLs Engaged Networks project will be partnering with the Tomlinson-Hill Film and Interactive Project, an exciting community engagement and documentary initiative in Marlin, TX. Project members will be training high school kids how to collect oral histories using Flip video cameras, which will then be embedded into a specially-designed interactive map.
Keep an eye out for future blog posts from the DWRL about these projects!