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T&T Student, Clayton Benjamin, Published in Textshop Experiments

June 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. Using methodology from Ulmer’s Electronic Monuments, Benjamin’s article proposes the installation of a new monument at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum as a method for researching and consulting on the drug addiction epidemic in the United States. http://textshopexperiments.org/textshop03/conducting-place-consulting-space

The New Age of Eliminationism: How the Internet Feeds Radicalization and Dehumanization by Dr.David Neiwert

April 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. Barry Mauer, Interim Director of the Texts and Technology Doctoral Program and a co-director of the Citizen Curator Project, which is sponsoring exhibitions about Eliminationism and resilience on the anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Click here to see the complete interview.

Presentation, Texts, Technology, and Context, by Dr. Kirk St. Amant

April 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.  Dr. St. Amant’s  main research interests are international communication and information design for global audiences with a particular focus on the globalization of online education and health and medical communication for international audiences.

T&T Candidate Abigail Padfield Received the 1st Place Doctoral Award

April 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."

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Dr. David Staley Presents to History and T&T Students

March 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.

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Three T&T students recently published in Visual Ethnography v5(2).

February 2017

Four T&T students-- Bartley Argo, Nicholas DeArmas, Amanda Hill, and Sara Raffel-- were recently published in Visual Ethnography v5(2).): “The Way It Used to Be: Exploring Cultural Heritage Through the Augmented Reality Story of a Neighborhood Soul Food Restaurant.” Visual Ethnography is an international, peer-reviewed journal. The article is about a project the students did in Dr. Underberg-Goode’s Ethnographic Storytelling and New Media and Applied Interactive Story classes.

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T&T Dissertation Award Program Now Accepting Applications

February 2017

T&T Dissertation Award Program Now Accepting Applications

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T&T Student,Kendra Auberry, Won the 2016 Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Research Award

November 2016

photoT&T student Kendra Auberry recently won the 2016 Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Research Award in the Florida College System Sector for her research on collective impact. Collective impact refers to a collaborative, inter-organizational effort to effect social change. Auberry, who is the STEM librarian at Indian River State College (IRSC), researches and supports faculty who are teaching service learning courses. Her recent research project focused on service learning evaluation methods which go beyond the traditional focus of reflective exercises for students but seek to solve complex problems (mostly social justice or public health issues) in more collaborative ways (via collective impact) between higher education and community based organizations. She began her research in a T&T course taught by Dr. Bruce Janz.

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T&T Student Published in Xchanges

November 2016

photoCongratulations to T&T student, Jennifer Miller, on her recently published article in Xchanges! Her article may be viewed here: "Multiliteracies for Inclusive Technologies: A Case Study on Location-Based Services and Domestic Violence Survivors."

Three T&T Students Have Been Named 2016-2018 HASTAC Scholars

November 2016

photoThe Texts and Technology program is pleased to announce that three of its students, Nick DeArmas, Jennifer Miller, and David Morton, have been named 2016-2018 HASTAC Scholars (pronounced Haystack: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory). The HASTAC Scholars fellowship program is an innovative student-driven community of graduate and undergraduate students that represents dozens of disciplines and 145 colleges and universities in an effort to build a community of students working at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities and sciences. HASTAC Scholars blog, host online forums, develop new projects and organize events, and much of their work centers on rethinking pedagogy, learning, research and academia for the digital age.

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Student-led Inquiry Project Becomes Expanded Research Project

September 2016

photoCongratulations to Texts & Technology students Brandy Dieterle and Landon Berry on the publication of their article in Computers in Composition on the Writing Center Digital Workspace they designed for our University Writing Center. Brandy previously worked as a peer tutor in the University Writing Center and teaches composition for our department. She also contributes to the department by teaching ENC 3417-Literacy and Technology. Landon was also a peer tutor in the University Writing Center and has worked with UCF’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program. Landon also teaches composition for the department.

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