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  • 1. Enhancing ScholarlyCommunitiesby and throughDigital PublishingNaomi Silver, Anne Gere, Matt Burton, &CrystalVanKooten University of Michigan
  • 2. "It isnt that hard."--Cathy Davidson, HASTAC 2011 Keynote AddressWhat follows is a story about how wemight enhance the existing DigitalRhetoric and Writing Communitythrough the creation of new sites fordigital publication and communication.
  • 3. A Digital Writing StoryDigital Digitally NativeWriting Publication Digital Space?Scholarly ScholarlyCommunities Communication
  • 4. It takes many forms —
  • 5. Games Code Video Interactive Media Tweeting Multimodal Social Media CompositionBlogging eBooks Digital Writing The Web Mapping Slides Podcasts Graphic Design Visual RhetoricElectronic Portfolios Photography
  • 6. A Digital Writing StoryDigital Digitally NativeWriting Publication Digital Space?Scholarly ScholarlyCommunities Communication
  • 7. A range of venues exist,but not enough,and none that make possible fullyinteractive long- and short-formpublication.
  • 8. Digitally NativePublications
  • 9. A Digital Writing StoryDigital Digitally NativeWriting Publication Digital Space?Scholarly ScholarlyCommunities Communication
  • 10. The fields of Rhetoric and Composition,Digital Rhetoric and Writing, and DigitalHumanities offer several models ofvibrant online scholarly communities.
  • 11. Scholarly Communities
  • 12. A Digital Writing StoryDigital Digitally NativeWriting Publication Digital Space?Scholarly ScholarlyCommunities Communication
  • 13. Computers and Writing is aninternational conference that in 2011drew over 500 Digital Rhetoric andWriting scholars to Ann Arbor.
  • 14. The conference backchannel andafterlife in tweets and blogs comprisesignificant short- and medium-formmodes of extending face-to-facescholarly communication.
  • 15. But without curation and compilation,these intermediate modes of digitalpublication and conversation fade intothe ether.
  • 16. "Are You A Digital Humanist?"Town Hall, May 21, 2011Computers and Writing ConferenceCheryl Ball, Douglas Eyman, Alex Reid, Virginia Kuhn, Jentery Sayers, Julie Thompson Klein, and Katherine Hayles
  • 17. "Are You A Digital Humanist?" The Conversation on TwitterHASTAC: What is the digital humanities? Let the cage match begin. #cwcon /aw (11:58 AM) koryching: #cwcon Funding tekla--_h: what is dh?, cont: a new opportunities as tactical reason to identify age. #cwcon |Surprising to see as digital humanist? (12:02 PM) resistance to the idea that all humanities will become dh. (12:03digital_sextant: #cwcon PM) carl_whithaus: #cwcon v kuhn is#digitalhumanities is not just a label right to argue that digitalyou put on someone who can make humanities comes from historya website. Doug Eyman (12:10 (and rhetoric) as much as EnglishPM) (12:19PM) Lizlosh: The answer to Are you a digital humanist?" on the panel seems DennisJerz: #th02 Cheryl Ball said she does not to be "I know you are but what am I" like the term. Multimodal vs multimodal --DH is a #cwcon" (12:10 PM) funding term". Rhetorically significant. #cwcon" (12:24PM) HASTAC: #cwcon Hayles identifies 3 Mkirschenbaum: #cwcon er, folks, the mandate for characteristics of digital humanist: that piece was expressly to discuss DH *in* English Emphasis on collaboration; depts! (12:31 PM) Crowdsourcing; geo-spacial projects (12:43 PM)
  • 18. "Are You A Digital Humanist?"The Conversation Online
  • 19. The WIDE-EMU Unconference soughtto extend the scholarly communicationof Computers and Writing in a lessstructured venue.We used the opportunity it provided toseek feedback about what the DigitalRhetoric and Writing community feltwas missing in digital publication anddigital community spaces.
  • 20. "When you say what books doyou want to read and writeUnconference and in what format, Im really interested in ebooks that are more than just a pdf." "As a digital scholar for whom interactivity forms part of the argument, and with some ideas I have for books right now, theres not really any place to design something in a longer framework."
  • 21. Unconference "There was a time in the Rhet-Comp blogging community when there were a few scholarship carnivals, but thats kind of gone away, and it feels like one of the lacks right now. Youd have a list of maybe 30 entries that are taking up various crumbs from the article and trying to respond and engage — I really miss it; I found it really enriching."
  • 22. HASTAC V presents one moreopportunity for extending andenhancing scholarly communicationand community.
  • 23. The story continues. . .
  • 24. HASTAC V Twitter Backchannel
  • 25. A Digital Writing StoryDigital Digitally NativeWriting Publication Digital Space?Scholarly ScholarlyCommunities Communication
  • 26. An opportunity for a new digital space A new born-digital writing/rhetoric imprint with UM Press
  • 27. and...A press-sponsored digital writing/rhetoric webspace for sharing scholarly and educationalmaterials.
  • 28. Our questions —1.What features and content would lead you tovisit and contribute to a new digital resourcefocused on writing?
  • 29. 2.What sort of digital publishing/space wouldcomplement existing rhetoric/writing venues?
  • 30. 3.What features of existing web resources aremost attractive to you?
  • 31. Help shape this new digital communityspace — Let us know what you think by filling out our survey! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BF3ZMFX

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