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Danielle Nicole
DeVoss

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I research computer/technological literacies; feminist interpretations of and interventions in computer technologies; and intellectual property issues in digital space. I teach in the Professional Writing program at Michigan State University, where I teach digital literacies, digital composing, document design, and more.

I co-edited (with Heidi McKee) Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues (2007, Hampton Press), which won the 2007 Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award. I also co-edited (with Heidi McKee and Dickie Selfe) Technological Ecologies and Sustainability, the first title to be published by Computers and Composition Digital Press, the only digital press with a university press imprint. The book is available at: http://ccdigitalpress.org/tes/.

Troy Hicks, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, and I just published a National Writing Project book, titled Because Digital Writing Matters (2010, Jossey-Bass), and I'm finishing up an edited collection with Martine Courant Rife and Shaun Slattery, titled Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Composition Classroom.

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East Lansing
MI

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This presentation was originally delivered in Philadelphia in November 2009 at a convening for the National Writing Project’s DIGITAL IS… initiative.

My goal for the presentation was to get attendees warmed up for the amazing talking, thinking, writing, and working we did at the convening and to make a few arguments about what digital is.

In the presentation, you'll find a set of framing arguments, specifically, that digital is: now and then; networked; collaborative; multimodal; re-mediated; remixed; and policed, and requires critical thinking and can be democratic. Also included are lots of  examples of exciting digital composing work that students and teachers are engaging in.

If you want to skim through the text of the talk alone, I’ve included it below.

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Good morning! I am so delighted to be here today and to talk about DIGITAL IS.

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In November 2009, I had the honor and privilege of speaking to a group of NWP leaders, teachers, consultants, and friends at a convening for the NWP's DIGITAL IS initiative. This collection features the presentation itself along with a selection of related resources.

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Labeled "inspirational" by its designer, AriMudz, this kinetic type piece animates a Yoda quote from the 1980 Star Wars film Empire Strikes Back.

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Typographical "response" by benwhite1980, using a quote from the 1998 film Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

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Because of my background as a writing teacher, and my interest in document design, I like to work at the intersection of text and images. Some of the most interesting work, I think, happening at this intersection is called "moving type" or "kinetic type."

This is a digital art form where composers take culturally powerful quips and clips and typographically design them, working across color, text, space, movement, time, and more. I have highlighted a few here in this resource.

Enjoy!

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