Ball, Cheryl E. (2015, August 27). The big tent of multimodal composition. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
Cheryl Ball presented at Virginia Commonwealth University on the editorial pedagogy she uses in her classroom and in her work as editor of the Journal Kairos to evaluate multimodal, digital scholarship.
Ball, Cheryl E. (2015, May 28). The future of scholarly publishing, or How C&W rules the world! Keynote presentation at Computers & Writing, University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI.
A keynote presentation at the Computers & Writing 2015 conference in Menomenie, WI, presented by Dr. Cheryl E. Ball. The talk outlines both a humanistic approach to scholarly production and a new multimedia publishing platform called Vega.
Ball, Cheryl E. (2015, March 20). Rethinking academic publishing through multimedia scholarship. Digital Humanities Group, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
Cheryl Ball presented this talk to the Digital Humanities Group at the College of William & Mary. She details how the field of digital writing studies has fostered the scholarly, social, and technical infrastructures that allow for the mentoring of scholars producing digital work. Ball then explains how this infrastructure is the backbone of the journal Kairos and how the Vega academic publishing system will bring that infrastructure to other academic publishers.
Ball, Cheryl E. (2015, February 5). The asymptotic relationship between Digital Humanities and Computers and Writing. Emory University Writing Program lecture series. Atlanta, GA.
In this presentation at Emory University, Cheryl Ball discusses the often tense relationship between writing studies and digital humanities and points to a productive future where the two fields might come together.
Ball, Cheryl E. (2015, February 5). The asymptotic relationship between Digital Humanities and Computers and Writing [Keynote]. Emory University Writing Program lecture series. Atlanta, GA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw1-wgUaBII [1.5 hours, includes Q&A]
Ball, Cheryl E. (2015, July 18). Sustainable infrastructures & the future of writing studies. Plenary paper delivered at the Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Boise, ID.
In order to sustain our digital publishing efforts in writing studies, we need to attend to three forms of infrastructure: scholarly, social, and technical. This talk brings this framework together through a microhistory from our field that details a failed publishing movement. The focus on technical infrastructures as the oft-missing element in writing studies’ consideration of digital publishing is not just a scholarly and disciplinary problem; it is also a teaching concern.
citation Ball, Cheryl E. (2009, Dec. 2). The contestation of multimodality in new media scholarship. Visual Culture Colloquium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.
poster for talk, designed by Michele Melanie
abstract Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy has been publishing digital media scholarship since 1996, and each new medium and digital technology offers authors changing ways that they can make meaning through visual, aural, linguistic, and other modes of communication. As editor of Kairos, it is my responsibility to understand the often cutting-edge and genre-bending moves authors make in their submissions to this rhetoric and composition journal. I will present a few examples of submissions (historical and recent) that required the staff and editorial board members to re-negotiate the ever-changing boundaries between ‘typical’ digital scholarship and “new media scholarship,” exemplified by the relationship between the visual and the linguistic (i.e., written).