A JOURNAL OF WRITING, MEDIA, AND ECOLOGY

Introduction

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Contributor Bios

xtine burrough makes participatory projects for networked publics using digital media to translate common experiences into personal arenas for discovery. burrough is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (2015), author of Foundations of Digital Art and Design (2013), and editor of Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design (2011). An associate professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas, burrough co-directs LabSynthE, a laboratory for the investigation of synthetic and electronic poetry.

Mary Culpepper, a lecturer at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY-Buffalo State, received her doctorate from the Communications and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster in London. Her career as an award-winning journalist covering fashion, craft, and cuisine sharpened her desire to know more about the everyday contexts in which people create. Her teaching and research interests include creative identity; social, psychological, and cultural systems of making; and creative research methods.

Angela Elkordy

Letícia Ferreira is a PhD student at the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a research assistant at the Public Interactives Research Lab and a member of the Laboratory for Synthetic and Electronic Poetry (LabSynthE). Her interests include intersections of culture and technology, especially interactive media in public spaces and its cultural, political and aesthetics impacts. Her works, “Radium Girls: A Radically Advancing Tour of the Exit Signs” (in collaboration with xtine burrough) and “Streaming of the Past” (in collaboration with Murilo Homsi) were presented at HASTAC in November 2017 and xCoAx in 2018.

Rachel Hendery is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Western Sydney University. Her main research interest is language contact and change, in particular the use of digital methods for mapping, modelling, visualising and disseminating linguistic and cultural research. Current projects include Waves of Words: mapping and modeling Australia’s Pacific ties; Howitt & Fison’s anthropology: using new methods to reveal hidden riches; and Mapping Print; Charting Enlightenment. She has been a co-organizer of the hackathons described in this article for the past two years.

Ayn Keneman is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Early Childhood Department at National Louis University in Chicago, IL. She has taught at all levels, from kindergarten through college, in both public/private school districts in several regions of the United States. She is past-president of the Organization of Teacher Educators of Literacy a Special Interest Group of the International Literacy Association She is an invited participant to the National Technology Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Ayn Keneman is a board member of El Valor, a nationally recognized multicultural, multipurpose community based organization in Chicago, Il.

Liam Magee is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. His current research explores how advances in automation and machine learning are resituating and reconditioning debates on employment, cities and sustainable development. He is a chief investigator on Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways. Along with the other co-authors, he co-organises the hackathons in Western Sydney examined in this article.

Andrew Perry is a Lawyer, Social Entrepreneur and Casual Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and the College of Law. His undergraduate research focused on participatory budgeting, and the Internet as infrastructure for civic and commercial participation. He is now focused on applied research as a ‘constitutional lawyer of the 21st century’, building technology and communities that empower rather than proscribe. He has been involved in hackathons for the past eight years and advises local government on Open Data strategies to empower makers.

Anne M. Royston is Assistant Professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she teaches avant-garde literature and poetics, media studies, and artists’ books. Her book Material Noise: Reading Theory as Artist’s Book is forthcoming with MIT Press in fall 2019.

Steven Smith is a doctoral candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program at North Carolina State University. His research areas include media studies, digital rhetoric, and multimodal composition. His research primarily focuses on media archaeology, rhetorical delivery, and physical computing technologies such as the Microsoft Kinect or other body-sensing products. He is currently exploring the intersection between physical computing and traditional elements of rhetorical delivery found in the Elocution Movement.

Dr Teresa Swist is Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. Current projects include the Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health and the Intergener8 Living Lab, with a focus on participation, platforms and publics. Her areas of interest span transdisciplinary research, design and equity, ecology of learning, plus collaborative curation. She was a co-organizer of the Western Sydney hackathons examined in this article.

Jess Wilton is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Futures of Literary Knowledge at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is affiliated with the English Department. She received her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, where her research focused on the entrepreneurial efforts of American modernists. Her recently published work includes an article in English Studies in Canada about American modernist writers in Hollywood, and she is currently researching the rise of creativity and the future of literary knowledge.

Editor Bios

Emily F. Brooks is a PhD candidate in English with a certificate in Digital Humanities at the University of Florida. Her research and pedagogy interests intersect at book and media history, visual rhetoric and multimodal composition, and digital humanities. She has led workshops on Arduinos and paper circuits for middle school, high school, and college students at Marston Science Library since 2015. She was honored to be recognized as both a HASTAC and NEH Summer Scholar in 2018.
emily081390@ufl.edu

Shannon Butts is a PhD candidate at the University of Florida working in writing, media studies, and critical making. Her research interests include visual rhetoric, remix writing, digital DIY, rhetorics of resistance, and the circulation of culture through parody and popular media. Shannon’s work examines the hybrid ecology of material and digital making – investigating the feedback loop between physical space and digital platforms through the circulation of visual rhetoric. As a co-founder of UF’s Trace Innovation Initiative, Shannon also works with 3D printing and augmented reality technologies to critically analyze and build augmented spaces of writing. In addition, Shannon teaches courses focused on remix and remediation, visual rhetoric, and writing through media.
shannon.butts@ufl.edu


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Special thanks to UF GRiP, esp. Myles Marcus, for letting us photograph a 3-D printed hand


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