Or, as my tattoo artist says, “How to not be a dick.” After discussing tatoos as medium, I asked my tattooist if tattoos are collaborative. I wondered because in many ways, my skin just seems like his canvas. So, I was surprised when he unequivocally said, “Hell yeah it’s a collaboration.” As we talked, he… Read More How to Collaborate
The first time I encountered Peter Elbow’s theory, I scoffed. I thought that he was too “touchy feely” and focused on making students feel better about their writing. I totally dismissed his notion of writing without an audience in mind. I believed that audience awareness was essential to good writing. In fact, Elbow doesn’t disagree. In… Read More Writing without an Audience
I’m currently working three different writing projects with people across the country. I’m currently sitting in a coffeeshop using Facebook instant messenger to discuss an abstract with a collaborator. In twenty minutes, I’m using Google Hangouts to video conference with two other collaborators about a paper we’re giving in May. And, I’m direct messaging on… Read More Long-Distance Collaborative Writing
Today, we worked toward a definition of “digital rhetoric.” I think we discovered that it’s actually pretty complex. Just trying to define authorship became messy. Is someone an author only if they are famous? How much can an author borrow and still be an author? What makes something original? A few times, we tossed the work media… Read More What is Digital Rhetoric?