January 25, 2006
Writing in Digital Environments
Here are some folks who think about “digital writing” in somewhat different terms than we usually do at GTxA. The Writing in Digital Environments Research Center has just announced the First WIDE Conference, “Writing : : Digital Knowledge,” to be held April 6th and 7th, 2006, at the James B. Henry Center of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The information here is from their announcement email.
The conference brings together researchers concerned with the creation and use of digital information and asks them to focus on these key questions:
* How is the emerging digital economy changing writing practices and the nature of knowledge work — or how will it?
* How is writing a form of knowledge work? (Is it?)
* What issues, problems, questions face researchers studying the effects of the digital economy on writing practices?
Presenters will focus on how writing relates to the knowledge economy and knowledge work, issues of culture and identity, and related public policy challenges.
(Via the email list of Writing and the Digital Life.)
January 30th, 2006 at 11:27 am
One of WIDE’s projects may be of particular interest to GTxA readers. Ink is a free, multiplayer, online game for teaching writing. Public beta begins May 2006.