Brandy Dieterle Successfully Defends Dissertation

January 16, 2018  Committee in Charge: Dr. Stephanie Vie, Assoc Prof, Dept Chair, Writing & Rhetoric/UCF Dr. Martha Brenckle, Professor, Director of Graduate Programs, DWR/UCF Dr. Anastasia Salter, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, SVAD/UCF Dr. Stacey Pigg, Assistant Professor, Department of English, NC State Univ.     Ms. Brandy Dieterle for the degree of...

T&T Faculty Involved in Social Sim Project

December 15, 2017  T&T faculty members Anastasia Salter, Mel Stanfill, and Barry Mauer joined the team led by Assistant Professor Ivan Garibay, director of UCF’s Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory in the College of Engineering & Computer Science, “to develop models and massive simulations to help understand online social behavior and predict the spread of...

T&T Student Wins Social Venture Competition

December 07, 2017  At the recent Social Venture Competition, doctoral student David Thomas Moran pitched his idea to use real-time data to enhance public transportation. University of Central Florida doctoral student David Thomas Moran and his company, Omnimodal, LLC, which uses real-time data to enhance the quality, efficiency and reliability of public transportation...

T&T Holds "Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Texts and Technology" Graduate Symposium

November 30, 2017  Texts and Technology Assistant Professor, Mel Stanfill, organized the “Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Texts and Technology: A Graduate Symposium,” November 29, in the Burnett Honors College.           Presentations included – Panel 1: Historical Approaches to Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Texts and Technology When will Puerto Rico become...

T and T Alumni Lands Tenure Track Job

November 28, 2017  Texts and Technology alumni Marci Mazzarotto (2017) was offered a tenure-track position in Digital Communication at Georgian Court University, a small liberal arts Catholic university in central New Jersey.

T&T Alum Tom Cavanagh Appointed UCF's Vice Provost for Digital Learning

November 16, 2017  Dr. Tom Cavanagh (T&T 2006) was appointed in August 2017 as the University of Central Florida’s new Vice Provost for Digital Learning, overseeing the Center for Distributed Learning, the Office of Instructional Resources, and new digital initiatives that will positively impact student retention, engagement, success, and access. Dr. Cavanagh will...

T&T Student, Mia Tignor, Wins Poster Competition at HASTAC

November 06, 2017  Mia Tignor was one of three winners of the Electronic Poster competition at HASTAC, held in Orlando, November 3-4, 2017. Her poster is titled “Critical Cataloging: Examining LCSH as Text.”

Dr. Bryan Pijanowski and UCF Confront the Planet’s Current Biodiversity Crisis

November 05, 2017  Participants listened closely as noted Sound Ecologist, Dr. Bryan Pijanowski, presented Seven Sonic Pathways to Address A Silent Wicked Problem: A Call to Arms for Scholars in the Sciences and Humanities to Join Forces to Confront the Planet’s Current Biodiversity Crisis for faculty and students on November 1.  Dr. Pijanowski works at...

T&T Student Finalist in Startup Competition

November 01, 2017  Omnimodal, a transportation tech startup co-founded by David Thomas Moran ‘14 and Nathan Selikoff ‘04, was one of nine finalists admitted into the Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator (CFL SEA) program committed to creating positive social change through entrepreneurship. The first program of its kind in Central Florida, CFL SEA...

UCF to Host HASTAC Conference

October 26, 2017  Collaborations of the digital and humanities worlds will be presented at an international gathering Nov. 3-4 at the University of Central Florida to look at new ways of teaching and research in an age when many say the printed word is no longer the main medium for education and its...

Three T&T Faculty Members Honored as Luminary Leaders

October 20, 2017  Congratulations to Anastasia Salter, Stephanie Vie, and Pavel Zemliansky for making a positive impact on the world!  These T&T faculty members were honored at UCF’s inaugural Luminary Award presentation  for dreaming big and making positive change in the world through their work. Read more.

UCF’s Graduate Programs Partner with University of Foggia in Italy

October 18, 2017  As program director for UCF’s College of Arts & Humanities’ doctoral program in Texts & Technology, I am working with Dr. Pierpaolo Limone University of Foggia in eastern Italy to develop a graduate exchange program between our two institutions. I was the third UCF faculty member to travel to Foggia...

Paving a Unique Path Through Texts and Technology

October 13, 2017  While completing his master’s degree, David Morton found himself at a crossroads. He knew he wanted to continue his education and pursue a doctoral degree, but wasn’t sure which of his many passions he most wanted to pursue. The inevitable question, “What am I going to do with my life,”...

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

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. Using methodology from Ulmer’s Electronic Monuments, Benjamin’s article proposes the installation of a new...

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

April 18, 2017  David 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...

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

April 11, 2017  Dr. 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....

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

April 04, 2017    Congratulations, 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.” Pictured: Holly Baker and Abigail Padfield

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

March 29, 2017  Dr. 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. Dr. Staley has written three books: Computers, Visualization and History; History and Future: Using...

The Full-Time Employee in a Doctoral Program

February 28, 2017  Carissa Baker I cannot recall how many times I have been asked since beginning the Texts & Technology doctoral program, “How do you do that?” During the candidacy exam process, I asked myself the same question constantly as I would start my workday at 8am and end my studying at...

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

February 27, 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...