Rik Hunter

Personal Information

First name: 
Rik
Last name: 
Hunter
Brief Bio: 

Rik Hunter is pursuing a PhD in the UW-Madison English department's Composition and Rhetoric program. His research interests include new media, fan studies, collective intelligence, and collaborative writing, and authorship, and his dissertation, entitled "A Hypersocial-Interactive Model of Wiki Writing: 
Collaboration, Conversation, and Composition in an Online Fan Community of Writers," develops an understanding of how the interaction of wiki technology and the social practices of a self-sponsored fan community shape the collaborative talk around writing.





Full Bio: 

Rik Hunter is pursuing a PhD in the UW-Madison English department's Composition and Rhetoric program. His research interests include new media, fan studies, collective intelligence, and collaborative writing, and authorship, and his dissertation, entitled "A Hypersocial-Interactive Model of Writing: 
Collaboration, Conversation, and Composition in an Online Fan Community of Writers," develops an understanding of how the interaction of wiki technology and the social practices of a self-sponsored fan community shape the collaborative talk around writing.

This past year he served as the Coordinator of the Online Writing Center.

 Rik has also worked on funded projects such as the Writing Technology Wiki, developed in an intermediate English composition course and sponsored by a DoIT Engage Technology-Enhanced Group Work award at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was also recently honored with the 2009 KAIROS Service Award for “important service work that represents ongoing-- sustainable--dedication to supporting and investing technological literacy goes to someone whose efforts present innovative gusto and technological sophistication across multimedia as well as demonstrates a commitment to community-building and collaborative authorship.”