About Texts and Technology

The Ph.D. in Texts and Technology program is part of a growing interdisciplinary field combining scholarly study, creative production, and assessment of digital media texts. The curriculum emphasizes theory and practice in new media supplemented by historical grounding in pre-digital media studies. This innovative program prepares students for research, teaching, and program development.  Areas of research and production include digital archiving and editing, asset management, predictive modeling, information architecture, visualization, web design, distributed education, and game design.  Graduates from the Texts and Technology program have gone on to such positions as: Assistant Professor of English, Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Director of Course Design and Production, Dean of Distance Learning, and Managing Editor.

Highlights

June 01 2017

Clayton Benjamin’s piece, “Conducting Place/Consulting Space: A Proposal to an Electronic Monument to Addiction,” was recently published in Textshop Experiments (volume 3, Summer 2017). Textshop Experiments is an open-access journal dedicated to extending Gregory Ulmer’s work. [Read More]

April 18 2017

photoDavid Neiwert presented a talk to the University of Central Florida titled “The New Age of Eliminationism in America: How the Internet Feeds Radicalization and Dehumanization.” The next day, he sat down for a discussion with Dr. [Read More]

April 11 2017

photoDr. Kirk St. Amant, Professor and the Eunice C. Williamson Endowed Chair in Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University (USA), spoke with T&T students and faculty during a presentation titled Texts, Technology, and Context: Integrating Usability into the Design of Texts and Technologies for Local and Global Audiences. [Read More]

April 04 2017

photoCongratulations, Abigail! T&T candidate Abigail Padfield received the 1st Place Doctoral award at the 2017 UCF Graduate Research Forum for her project, "History Harvest: Teaching the Community to Preserve History. [Read More]

March 29 2017

photoDr. David Staley from the Ohio State University gave a talk to History and T&T students and faculty in conjunction with the display of FHQ III, a 3-D printed data sculpture of the Florida Historical Quarterly. [Read More]

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Featured Alumni Interviews

Brian Blackburne

Dr. Brian Blackburne begins the fall 2015 semester at Sam Houston State University as a newly promoted Associate Professor in Technical Communication, where he has worked since graduating from the Texts and Technology Program in 2008. [Read More]

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Events

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HASTAC 2017 Coming to Orlando!

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Saturday, November 4, 2017

Previous Event

Annual T&T Family Picnic

Saturday, April 29, 2017; 12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Recent Faculty Publications

Keri Watson

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2018        Watson, Keri. “Picturing the Other: Disability and Difference in Eudora Welty’s Photographs and Stories.” Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-first Century Approaches. Eds. Julia Eichelberger and Mae Miller Claxton. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2018.    

Keri Watson

2017        Watson, Keri and Patsy Moskal. “Scaling an Art History Reacting to the Past Game for Use at a Large Public University.” Playing to Learn with Reacting to the Past. Eds. C. Edward Watson and Thomas Chase Hagood. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.    

Blake Scott

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Meloncon, Lisa, and J. Blake Scott, eds. Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine. Routledge, 2017.

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T&T Student Organization Spring Lunch Social

Students, faculty, and staff enjoy time together at the T&T Student Organization’s Spring Lunch Social at the MIRC Gallery in March. The lunch provided a fun and informal way to continue discussions started in a workshop earlier that day led by Dánielle Nicole DeVoss, Professor in Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University.

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