Diving Into the Digital Wreck

My students and I are reading and discussing Adrienne Rich’s 1973 book, Diving into the Wreck. This book meant a lot to me when I first read it–my professor even brought audio of Rich reading…on vinyl(!)–and I’m a little disappointed in myself for being away from Rich’s work for so long. Her poetry hits me hard, […]

Accordion Book with Windows

I’ve been playing around with bookmaking, and yesterday I gave the “Accordion Book with Windows” a whirl. I’m looking for ways to include such projects not only in my own classes, but in interdisciplinary contexts where students are encouraged to view making as a form of thinking. There’s also the digital documentation element, so there […]

DigiWriMo #2

What I dreamed last night: I was at war with gods, Greek-type gods, and it was as hopeless as you’d expect. We (the people, I guess) had no chance at all; I was dreaming a Hollywood film without a scripted sliver a hope. The gods were giant birds. They were just giants. They were colossal […]

Digital Citizenship

With a digital identity comes, I think, some need for digital citizenship–why else do people despise trolls? A few years back, when MLA was in Boston, I heard both Matt Gold and David Shepard talk about how important it is to not only make use of open-source projects, but to contribute to them; just don’t […]

More Than Just Me

So two things happened: the first of which I’ll summarize, and the second of which I’ll write about. I have to leave to pick my daughters up in 15 minutes or so, and I include that simply to remind myself, and anyone who reads, that while my digital identity may appear crafted as posts, they […]

Posting the Personal: My Wife Sleeps In

My digital identity. That’s what I’ve been thinking about. A lot. And in my life these thoughts quickly lead to family. Most people I am digitally connected with post pictures of themselves, of their families (me included), and thus we put the “Face” in “book.” I’ve read some great pieces about when to post photos, especially […]

Connection: Starting with the Obvious

Serendipity. With so many things on my mind about personal control over public presentation, I happened to have two poems appear online yesterday, in a wonderful, small, committed journal called Scintilla.  The poems are formal experiments, and if you are generous enough to spend  one second with them, you’ll see what I mean. Here they […]