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"Logging On: #CWroundup"

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Ball, Cheryl E. (2009). Logging on: #CWroundup. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 14(1). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/14.1/loggingon/index.html

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A partial screenshot of my tweet-based editorial column

A partial screenshot of my tweet-based editorial column

This editorial column, written as a series of tweets (i.e., 140-character Twitter updates), describes the major discussion threads from the 2009 Computers & Writing conference at UC-Davis. One of the keynote speakers at C&W asked audience members to tweet her presentation, which started a large backchannel discussion, so the form of this column is in honor of that session. This column also lists the Kairos award winners presented at C&W (as well as that Kairos design staffers won another award for their redesign efforts), and introduces the webtexts in this issue.

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"Logging On: Kairos FTW!"

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Ball, Cheryl E. (2009). Logging on: Kairos FTW! Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 13(2). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/13.2/loggingon/loggingon.html

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This editorial column announces the journal’s win of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Design Award, as well as discusses the current state of acceptance of digital (media) scholarship in the humanities, as evidenced by its (lack of) inclusion/understanding in organizations such as the Modern Language Association.

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"Logging On: New Design Debut"

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Ball, Cheryl E. (2008). Logging on: New design debut. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 13(1). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/13.1/loggingon/loggingon.html

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Screenshot from new design issue

Screenshot from new design issue

Readers will already have noticed our biggest announcement for this issue: the redesign! Years in the brainstorming phase, the redesign team of three staffers—Kathie Gossett, Karl Stolley, and Doug Eyman—made it all happen over the last year. They report on design features, including value-added components that have readers in mind, in a separate note in this issue. We thank and congratulate them for a difficult undertaking that was accomplished with little resources and next-to-no time. Wonderful job, folks!

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see also

  • CELJ 2008 Design Award, based on this issue (under Awards)

"Logging on: Manifestos!"

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DeWitt, Scott L., & Ball, Cheryl E. (2008). Logging on: Manifestos! [Guest editors’ column]. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 12(3).
http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.3/loggingon/index.html

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Screenshot from Braun & Gilbert's (2008) manifesto, "This is Scholarship"

Screenshot from Braun & Gilbert's (2008) manifesto, "This is Scholarship"

This editorial column (written for the special issue, co-guested-edited with Scott Lloyd DeWitt) introduces the reasons why we wanted to have an issue dedicated to manifestos, as cutting-edge ideas often not published in “scholarly” venues. It also introduces the 8 manifestos (including one collection that includes 9 individual manifestos) we accepted and details the peer-review criteria we used for the submissions.

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"Computers & Writing 2007: Virtual Urbanism"

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Hewett, Beth L. & Ball, Cheryl E. (2008). Computers & Writing 2007: Virtual urbanism. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 12(2). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.2/loggingon

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Issue art taken from C&W 2007 catalog (designed by Jeff Rice?)

Issue art taken from C&W 2007 catalog (designed by Jeff Rice?)


In this issue, the Topoi section of Kairos is pleased to showcase three webtexts originating from the 2007 Computers and Writing Conference (C&W) in Detroit: one focused on virtual case environments developed for CMS, the second focused on geoblogging as a way to present students with complex, place-contextualized writing scenarios, and the third focused on the consolations and constraints of words as writing, as speech, and as art.

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"Digital Scholarship"

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Ball, Cheryl E., & Hewett, Beth L. (2007). Digital scholarship. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 12(1). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.1/binder.html?loggingon/index.html

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Issue art designed by Michael Edwards

Issue art designed by Michael Edwards

In this issue, the Topoi section of Kairos is pleased to showcase two webtexts about digital scholarship, which connect to the Praxis section’s theme on tools for composing digital scholarship and the inaugural publication of the Inventio section, the aim of which is to highlight the intellectual labor of composing and reading scholarly webtexts. It’s a meta-theme on digital scholarship IN digital scholarship for this issue!

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"Reflections and Resolutions"

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Ball, Cheryl E., & Hewett, Beth L. (2007). Reflections and resolutions. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 11(2). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/11.2/binder.html?loggingon/

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This editorial column introduces four webtexts published as part of the proceedings for the 2006 Computers & Writing conference in Lubbock, TX.  Conference Chair Rich Rice overviews the conference, and the next two texts discuss issues of using content-management systems such as WebCT. The fourth text offers case studies of online research practices.

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"Disability and Technology"

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Hewett, Beth L., & Ball, Cheryl E. (2002). Disability and technology. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 7(1).
http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/7.1/binder2.html?coverweb/bridge.html

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Issue art designed by James Inman

Issue art designed by James Inman

This editorial column introduces five webtexts that discuss issues of disabilities and technologies in writing classrooms, as well as two “conversations” about disability, technology, and webtext authoring captured between several sets of authors in the CoverWeb (themed) section. (This was the first issue of Kairos Beth and I produced as new CoverWeb Editors.)

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"Issues of New Media"

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Ball, Cheryl E., & Hewett, Beth L. (2003). Issues of new media. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, 8(1). http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/8.1/binder2.html?coverweb/index.html

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Issue art designed by Mark Bildeaux (an undergraduate student of Cheryl's, at Michigan Tech)

Issue art designed by Mark Bildeaux (an undergraduate student of Cheryl's, at Michigan Tech)

This editorial column introduces five cutting-edge (in 2003, and some still) webtexts for the new media issue of Kairos. The column also discusses the history and reasons for choosing new media for this issue, definitions of new media that focus on how we distinguished it from other genres of online scholarship, why new media is necessary to explore in scholarship, and the changes in editorial processes we struggled with because of the new media texts that were submitted. (Historical note: This issue of Kairos launched my research agenda into new media scholarship.)

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"Poetry & Song: The Process of Composing"

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Designer. (2001). Poetry & Song: The Process of Composing [Website].
http://www.hu.mtu.edu/oldsites/poemandsong

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The Poetry and Song website showcases the relationship between the written word and song. Featuring renowned writer and keyboardist Bill Payne from the group Little Feat, this site lets you explore how professionals approach the craft of songwriting. Payne shares his original poetry and discusses how those poems were transformed into song; his insights are accompanied by rare footage of three Little Feat songs performed in a solo-acoustic format. In addition, you can find a range of resources on poetry and songwriting and even create original songs by combining your lyrics with music samples provided here.

(Note: Site featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5/31/2002)

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  • website (site has been moved since original publication; graphic menu is disabled, so use text-only option)