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.

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Highlights

November 2014

photoHaydee M. Cuevas, a member of the UCF Texts and Technology Advisory Board, recently shared dissertation advice in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's HFES Bulletin. Cuevas authored two articles, "Preparing the Dissertation Proposal" and "Preparing the Dissertation Final Defense. [Read More]

November 2014

photoT&T faculty, Scot French, presented his latest work on text-mining and topic modeling of the Florida Historical Quarterly at the Southern Historical Association annual meeting in Atlanta, Nov. 14. As part of the SHA workshop, "Computers, Visualization, and Regional History: New Approaches to Visualizing the Literature of a Field," French included examples of student projects from his Digital Tools for Historians (HIS 6165) graduate seminar. [Read More]

November 2014

photoFormer FBI agent Mark Pollitt first visited UCF while working with the National Center for Forensic Science to develop standards for digital forensics. After his retirement from the FBI, he consulted as a cyber-security expert and did some adjunct teaching before accepting a full time position as a visiting professor at UCF. [Read More]

July 2014

Read the latest T&T newsletter here, including information on dissertation award recipients, incoming students, and important dates to note. Keynote: James Paul Gee Congratulations to Grads, Sc [Read More]

May 2014

photoThe Spring 2014 issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities featured an e-poster created by T&T Core Faculty member Scot French. The poster -- "Visual Historiography: Visualizing 'The Literature of a Field'"-- represents work presented by French and his co-authors, David Staley of Ohio State and Bill Ferster of the University of Virginia, at the Digital Humanities 2013 conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. [Read More]

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Events

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Mark Pollitt: "Digital Forensics"

Thursday, November 6, 2014; 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Recent Faculty Publications

Anastasia Salter

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Salter, A. (November 2014). What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books. University of Iowa Press. 

Stephanie Vie

“‘You Are How You Play’: Privacy Policies and Data Mining in Social Networking Games.” Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection. Eds. Jennifer deWinter and Ryan Moeller. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. 171-187. Print.

Barry Mauer

“Deadly Delusions: Madness and the Cult of the Right.” Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture. October 15, 2014. http://www.itineration.org/dd2. 28 pages.

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T&T Student Picnic Photos

Texts and Technology students and faculty enjoy each other's company at the Welcome Back Fall Picnic at Jay Blanchard Park in August. The picnic provides an informal opportunity for students and faculty to get to know one another in a relaxed environment.

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