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

April 5, 2016

photoCongratulations to Texts & Technology student, Jennifer Miller, who won First Place in the Fine Arts & Humanities category at UCF’s 2016 Graduate Research Forum. In addition to a cash award, Jennifer is off to compete in at the State-level research forum to be held in Gainesville at the end of the month. [Read More]

March 31, 2016

photoCongratulations to T&T student Kevin Jardaneh for successfully defending his dissertation,Building a Foundation for Goal-Attainment and Problem-Solving in Interdisciplinary Studies: Reimagining Web-Based Core Curriculum Through a Classical Lens, on March 31. [Read More]

March 31, 2016

photoT&T students Jennifer Roth Miller and Brandy Dieterle led a terrific interactive workshop, From Strategic Objectives to Digtial Tools: Using Social Media for Activism, at the Department of Writing & Rhetoric’s Annual Symposium. [Read More]

March 26, 2016

photoCongratulations to Tricia Carlton who successfully defended her dissertation, From Ashes to Ashé: Memorializing Traumatic Events through Participatory Digital Archives. Pictured with Tricia are members of her dissertation committee (left to right): Dr. [Read More]

March 22, 2016

photoCongratulations to T&T student Maggie Cotto for successfully defending her dissertation, Dining with the Cyborgs: Disembodied Consumption and the Rhetoric of Food Media in the Digital Age, on March 22. [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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Flickering Landscapes Conference

Friday, November 13, 2015 - Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Recent Faculty Publications

Luis H. Favela

Moralez, L., & Favela, L. H. (Forthcoming). Thermodynamics and cognition: Towards a lawful explanation of the mind. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. TBD). Philadelphia, PA: Cognitive Science Society.

Luis H. Favela

Van Rooij, M. M. J. W., & Favela, L. H. (Forthcoming). A nonlinear dynamical systems theory perspective on dual-processing accounts of decision-making under uncertainty. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. TBD). Philadelphia, PA: Cognitive Science Society.

Luis H. Favela

Favela, L. H., Coey, C. A., Griff, E. R., & Richardson, M. J. (2016). Fractal analysis reveals subclasses of neurons and suggests an explanation of their spontaneous activity. Neuroscience Letters626, 54-58. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.05.017

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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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