David M. Rieder

Digital Rhetoric, Writing, Theory

This website is meant to offer you a quick overview of my current research and teaching assignments.

What I'm up to:

Writing, writing(coding) {, writing.

August, 2015. Peter Kudenov's and my software invention has been selected for inclusion in the HiTEC program, Poole College of Management, NC State.

August 4-5, 2015. Attended the 2-day "Research to Revenue Workshop" at RTP Headquarters, Durham, NC.

Summer, 2015. Joined the newly-created Electric Press as an Associate Editor.

My article, "From GUI to NUI," awarded a spot in the forthcoming collection, The Best of the Independent Rhetoric & Composition Journals (Parlor Press).

Book manuscript accepted and in final revisions. Suasive Iterations: Rhetoric, Writing, and Physical Computing. For Parlor Press, New Media Theory Series.

Co-editing Issue #12 of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures with Helen Burgess. Link to CFP for Issue 12: Kits, Plans, Schematics.

Webtext for Kairos' Twentieth Anniversary Issue (Fall 2015). With Melanie Yergeau and Susan Delagrange. In progress.

"Diversifying Design: Understanding Multilingual Perceptions of Learning in a Flexible Classroom." With Susan Miller-Cochran, Dana Gierdowski, and Patrick Bahls. In progress.

"Wayves of Suasive Transduction." Digital work for Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures . Issue 12: Kits, Plans, Schematics (Winter 2015). Accepted.


Past activities:

Invited presentation at the Indiana Digital Rhetoric Symposium (IDRS). Presentation title "Making Wayves: Transduction, Rhetorical Style, and Writing-as-Line." 9-11 April 2015. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

With Peter Kudenov. Semi-finalists in the Chancellor's Innovation Fund. Submitted proposal for final round of the competition.

Co-Keynoting the 6th Annual AEGS Conference. Presentation title "Everting the Scholarly, or When It Rains Indoors, Don't Bring an Umbrella." With Paul Fyfe and Helen Burgess. Friday, 27 March 2015. NC State Univ, Raleigh, NC.

Presentation about Twitter-based writing project to support writing sprints at CCCC 2015. Pecha Kucha presentation titled "Style." Friday, 20 March, 2 - 3.15 (J.17). With Casey Boyle, Kevin Brock, and Jim Brown.

Embarking on a Twitter- and Arduino-based writing project with Casey Boyle, Kevin Brock, and Jim Brown. Using the Twitter4j library, Processing, and Arduino, our project titled #writingalone explores the ways in which writing sprints can be supported.

Nominated and have submitted an NEH Summer Stipend application. Recommenders are Craig Saper and Thomas Rickert. Rejected.

Giving 2-hour workshop with Brendan O'Connell on Arduino/Processing at THAT Camp RTP. Hunt Library, NCSU. 28 March 14.

Participating on a panel at Duke University titled "Assessing Digital Scholarship." With Dan Anderson, and Annabel Wharton. 17 March, 3.30 - 5.00, Smith Warehouse FHI Garage, bay 4.

Participating online in the third Critical Code Studies Working Group (CCSWG14), 23 Feb - 23 March. From the call: "CCSWG is the major online think tank for Critical Code Studies, a hub of dialogue and collaborative inquiry that generates major thrust in the reading of code."

Invited talk titled "Allegorizing the Physical," for the "Speaker Series" in my department. 6 March, 4.30 - 5.30, Caldwell Hall M-8. Press: Article in Technician about it.

Preparing the opening of Circuit Research Studio with Nick Taylor and Adriana de Souza e Silva. Press: Article about opening in NCSU's Technician.

"Horn Bot": GPS-based sculpture with sculptor Dana Raymond. The project is a sound installation based on gps data transmitted from moving vehicles to an installation that includes eight motorcycle and car horns. It will debut at CAM Raleigh on February 7.

Public digital humanities project titled immersiVerse. With Sharon Joffe, Alisa Katz, and Jim Knowles. First public viewing in the Fishmarket Gallery, downtown Raleigh. 1 Nov 2013.

Co-PI in proposal for NCSU's Research and Innovation Seed Grant Funding Program. Proposal titled "Kinect2NCSU." With Andre West, Trevor Little, Cynthia Istook, and Pat FitzGerald.

Published: "Big Ideas" video about the Kinect's impact on reading, writing, and rhetoric. With Kevin Brock. Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture (2013).

Published: "Kinect-ing Together: Writing and Gesture Through NUI Technologies." With Kevin Brock. Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture (2013).

Headed to the Conference on Rhetorical Theory, University of South Carolina. I'm in the "Programming" working group with Jim Brown, Byron Hawk, and John Muckelbauer. 10 - 12 October 2013. Could not attend.

Attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in University of Victoria, BC. Completed SEASR Analytics. 6 - 10 June 2013.

Recently published: Article titled "From GUI to NUI: Microsoft's Kinect and the Politics of the (Body as) Interface." In Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric and Society.

In NC State's Results Magazine, in the essay, "Amazing Space," I was interviewed about my research in digital rhetoric and -media. The section about my work is titled "Hello World."

Recently published: essay and digital work, "Tunnel Vision: A Cybertextual Interpretation of Mark Strand's 'The Tunnel'." With David Gruber. Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, Issue 09.

Recently published: presentation from "town hall" at this summer's Computers and Writing conference titled "Programming is the New Ground of Writing."

On leave 'til fall 2013!

Joined the Open Hardware Makerspace (OHM) student group at NC State as one of the faculty advisors.

With Scot Barnett, Eric Leake, and Jeff Swift, will be part of a panel on Robert Venturi, Las Vegas, and writing at the Cs 2013. Viva Las Vegas.

Will be presenting in a "town hall" titled "Program or Be Programmed: Do We Need Computational Literacy in C&W?" at Computers and Writing 2012. The other four panelists are Mark Sample, Karl Stolley, Alexandria Lockett, and Annette Vee.
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Will be presenting at Computers and Writing 2012 in Raleigh, NC with Sarah Arroyo, David Blakesley, Doug Eyman, and Ben McCorkle. The panel is titled "O Brave NUI World!: Exploring the Implications of Embodied Computing for Digital Rhetoric and Writing." Session D, 17 - 20 May.
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Accepted an invitation to join the WAC Clearinghouse Publications Review Board.

Will be presenting at the Cs 2012 in St. Louis with Anne Wysocki, Kara van de Graaf, and Marilyn Cooper (chair). The panel is titled "Bodies Writing in Space: Rhetorics of Natural-User Interfaces." Session C.31, Thursday, March 22, 1.45 - 3.00p.

With Kevin Brock. Will have a new version of emBody(text){ running at the Cs 2012 in St. Louis. It is titled emBody(dekaaz) { and was developed in collaboration with Rachel Bagby.

Participating in the 3-week, 2012 Critical Code Studies Working Group (CCSWG). Jan 30-Feb 20, 2012.

Participating as an invited panelist about digital humanities scholarship with Tim Stinson and Robin Dodsworth at the AEGS Conference, "So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century." NC State. February 24, 6-7pm.

Participating in a gallery talk about the ID:ENTITY exhibit at CAM Raleigh. Friday, 3 February, 7.30pm.

Will be presenting a paper and digital interactive work at the CHAT Festival 2012. Tuesday, 7 Feb, 1.15-2.30pm. Duke University, Durham, NC.

Participating in a gallery talk about the ID:ENTITY exhibit at CAM Raleigh. Friday, 20 January, 7.30pm.

Final push to complete and install in the gallery two digital rhetoric/writing projects for the ID:ENTITY exhibit. The opening is Friday, 18 November at 6pm. One piece, with David Gruber, is a Flash-based project titled Tunnel Vision. The other, with Kevin Brock, is a Kinect-based piece titled emBody(text) {.

Submitted a panel proposal to Computers and Writing 2012 with Sarah Arroyo, David Blakesley, Doug Eyman, Ben McCorkle, and Jim Porter. The panel will focus on some of the ways in which NUI-based technologies will transform rhetoric and writing theory/practice.

With Kevin Brock. Presenting a nearly-complete version of emBody(text){ at CAM Raleigh for the First Friday festivities on the evening of November 4.

Joined the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, HaCCS, as an affiliated researcher.

Co-developing two digital works with CRDM'ers David Gruber and Kevin Brock for the ID:ENTITY group exhibit at CAM Raleigh, 18 November - 13 February. Opening reception is Friday, 18 November.

Awarded a Delta IDEA exploratory grant based on a proposal titled "Using Motion Control Game Systems to Track, Record, and Analyze Formal Presentations." Grant work will be based on the Kinect for Windows SDK. The goal is to develop a novel system for tracking, recording, and visualizing/analyzing gestures and other embodied movement associated with oral presentations.

Awarded "Best Webtext" for 2011 by Kairos, for "Typographia: A Hybrid, Alphabetic Exploration of Raleigh, NC."

"Published": The Interactive Graffitti Project
For the "closed" opening night of the new Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Raleigh, co-developing a Kinect-based interactive art project with Patrick Fitzgerald and Lee Cherry.

Presented "Sensing the Future: the Kinect and the Return of the Rhetorical Gesture." Session J10 (Sunday, 8.30 - 9.45). At Computers & Writing 2011. May 19 - 22. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Presented "New Forms of Writing in New Media: Contesting the Alphabetic Principle" at the Conference for College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2011 (session M.07 - Saturday, April 9, 11.00 - 12.15p) with Kevin Brock, Joshua Hilst, Jason Helms, and Byron Hawk chairing. Saturday, April 9. Atlanta, GA.

Attended the API Workshop at MITH. Fri - Sat, 25/26 Feb, 2011. University of Maryland. #dhapi