This term I'm teaching an ENGL 1102 course themed Digital Rhetoric and Interaction Design. It is a subject that has interested me since my corporate days at HBO cobbling hbo.com together. I'm interested in discussions about how we use the tools and interfaces that we embrace so eagerly (at the moment I'm struggling to make my iPad keyboard respond with proper keystrokes.) As a website designer I've been guillty of assuming that ways in which I negotiate information and pursue tasks is in line with the ways in which (unknown to me) users work through the content I've presented. more "Adventures in Digital Rhetoric, part the first"
Tomorrow my students are presenting their final group projects on Titus Andronicus. They pitched the projects to me in class last week, and some of them sound fantastic. Most of the students came up with some really interesting - and sometimes unexpected - takes on themes and characters, and how they should be considered in light of current issues and trends. more "Wrestling Titus – The Final Takedown"