The Debut of the Apple Disk II, Ambiguous Terminology, and the Effects of Memory: Digging Deeper into an Anecdote from Kirschenbaum’s Mechanisms

Matthew Kirschenbaum constructs a compelling and interesting argument in his book Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination (2008). He argues that while new media and computer software might seem ephemeral and intangible, it has in fact physicality, a many-layered history, and emerging archaeological protocols (developed by Kirschenbaum and many others). However, one section titled “Coda: CTRL-D, CTRL-Z”Continue reading “The Debut of the Apple Disk II, Ambiguous Terminology, and the Effects of Memory: Digging Deeper into an Anecdote from Kirschenbaum’s Mechanisms”

Social Media Workshop on Professionalization and Pedagogy, May 12, 2015, 3:00-4:00PM

Today, I’m leading a workshop on social media as a tool for professionalization and as a tool for pedagogy. I am including some of the details from the workshop flyer below. You can download the flyer here: ellis-jason-socialmedia-workshop and my workshop notes here: ellis-jason-social-media-workshop. Social Media Workshop on Professionalization and Pedagogy Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3:00PM-4:00PM NammContinue reading “Social Media Workshop on Professionalization and Pedagogy, May 12, 2015, 3:00-4:00PM”

Science Fiction, LMC3214: Final Paper Topics Were On a Broad Spectrum of SF Media

I just finished grading my students’ final paper projects. Their task was to use several definitions of SF from a list that I had prepared for them (or others that they found on their own and properly cited) to evaluate whether a work that we had not discussed in class was SF or not. ThroughContinue reading “Science Fiction, LMC3214: Final Paper Topics Were On a Broad Spectrum of SF Media”

Notes from the State of Black Science Fiction Film Festival 2013

Tonight, it was standing room only in Georgia Tech’s Hall Building Room 102 for the 2013 State of Black Science Fiction Film Festival. Co-presented by the School of Literature, Media, and Communication and the State of Black Science Fiction Collective, it presented a number of cutting edge and independent films and opened conversation between filmmakers,Continue reading “Notes from the State of Black Science Fiction Film Festival 2013”

Prepping MacBook for Digital Pedagogy Seminar

I’m prepping my MacBook for this evening’s Brittain Fellow Digital Pedagogy seminar. As you can see above, we are going to be running simultaneous backchannels–one on Twitter and one on TodaysMeet.com. Besides looking at how these technologies work, we will do other things with the words that we write with Wordle and Storify. Details ofContinue reading “Prepping MacBook for Digital Pedagogy Seminar”

Archive of Kent State University Digital Composition Workshops, Fall 2011

This is an archival blog post of a previously posted page on dynamicsubspace.net. I am glad to have had the experience of teaching graduate students and faculty about using technology in the composition classroom, because these instructional/reflective workshops inform the teaching that I am now doing as a Brittain Fellow at Georgia Tech. The originalContinue reading “Archive of Kent State University Digital Composition Workshops, Fall 2011”

Co-Hosting Digital Pedagogy Seminar on 9/12 about New Media

There are some exciting things going on in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. On 9/12/2012, Peter A. Fontaine, James R. Gregory, Patrick McHenry, and I will be hosting a seminar for the Brittain Fellows on using new media in the classroom. While discussing the theory and praxis behind new andContinue reading “Co-Hosting Digital Pedagogy Seminar on 9/12 about New Media”

Science Fiction Research Association Now on Google+, Also Connect with Us on Facebook and Twitter

Yesterday, I launched the Science Fiction Research Association’s (SFRA) Google+ page, which you can find here. Like the organization’s Facebook Page and Twitter Feed, the SFRA Google+ page is another way that we can circulate information about the organization and our annual conference (in Detroit in 2012) while also facilitating engaged discussions about research and teachingContinue reading “Science Fiction Research Association Now on Google+, Also Connect with Us on Facebook and Twitter”

Electronic Literature Collection Vol 2 Now Live

Mark Marino, Director of Communication for the Electronic Literature Organization, sent out the following announcement earlier today for the second volume of the Electronic Literature Collection: The Electronic Literature Organization has just released: The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2: http://collection.eliterature.org/2/ Containing over 60 works from artists around the world, this second anthology of e-lit publishedContinue reading “Electronic Literature Collection Vol 2 Now Live”