Archive for Designs

RAW Website

citation
Ball, Cheryl E. [Designer]. (forthcoming, Winter 2009/10). RAW: Reading and writing new media [Website]. http://rawnewmedia.net.

abstract
This website accompanies the eponymous print book collection being published with Hampton Press and includes digital media materials supplied by the chapter authors.

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"Who needs YouTube?!"

citation
Ball, Cheryl E. [Producer/Director]. (2007, Dec. 11). Who needs YouTube?! Presented at The Normal Theater, Normal, IL.

description
I produced an end-of-semester showcase for students in my Multimedia Writing Workshop (English 289.22), which was held at the historic Normal Theater. The showcase included a selection of short digital videos in a variety of genres (video poems, music videos, documentaries, memoirs, motifs, etc.) that the students had produced, and a 3-minute introduction I created to contextualize the range of texts. The introduction video, produced using a Mission: Impossible theme, includes original and found (student) footage and was composed using Audacity, Quicktime Pro, iMovie HD, and Final Cut Pro.

accompanying materials

  • Video intro to “Who needs YouTube?!” [Quicktime movie; compressed version]
  • Full 1-hour compilation available upon request.

"The Rhetoric and Pedagogy of Portable Technologies"

citation
Ball, Cheryl E., & Hewett, Beth L. (2004). The rhetoric and pedagogy of portable technologies [column + graphic]. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 9(1). http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/9.1

description

Issue art designed by Cheryl E. Ball

Issue art designed by Cheryl E. Ball

This editorial column introduced four webtexts on wireless technologies, focusing on the rhetoric and pedagogy of wireless labs and writing classrooms, but also on whether these technologies actually help or hinder our teaching.

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"The Intersections of Online Writing Spaces, Rhetorical Theory, and the Composition Classroom"

citation
Cassorla, Leah; Ball, Cheryl E. [Graphic]; & Hewett, Beth L. (2005). The intersections of online writing spaces, rhetorical theory, and the composition classroom. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 10(1). http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/10.1/binder2.html?coverweb/bridge.htm

description

Issue art designed by Cheryl E. Ball

Issue art designed by Cheryl E. Ball

This CoverWeb (themed section) column introduces four webtexts about online communication. The texts include topics such as teaching digital writing, using templates and wikis in the classroom, and researching place-based blogs.

accompanying materials

"sound+composition+space"

citation
Ball, Cheryl E., & Hawk, Byron. (2006). sound+composition+space [Video]. C&C Online. [Special issue: Sound]. http://ceball.com/other/cconline/sound/intro1.mov

abstractsound
This mash-up of video and audio pieces serves as an introduction to the special issue on sound. Like a traditional “letter from the guest editors,” in which editors contextualize and provide abtracts of the articles in a special issue, this mash-up provides “abstracts” of video and audio that are included in the authors’ texts, thereby contextualizing them by juxtaposing the multiple modes of communication in one text. By splicing samples together (a la the hip hop tradition) from the 14 authors’ pieces, this introduction enacts the performative, aesthetic qualities that the authors articulate are necessary to composition studies in the 21st century. From visual and aural noise at the beginning of the intro, the editors move into an argument for including sound as part of digital writing’s compositional space — that sampling, voiceovers, cut-ups, and other oral/aural considerations can take us into what happens next in writing studies. (Note: Video hosted on my website due to space limitations on C&C Online server.)

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