Making scholarly projects for the web allow my research to be circulated and read in different ways. As an author, it allows me to use other techniques, like color, placement, visual hierarchy, and interaction design, to create an argument.
Composition scholars have increasingly conceived of digital juxtaposition as a tool for rhetorical invention. In 2013, I built this online interactive explorer that uses juxtaposition to synthesize/imagine writing program possibilities.
Many composition instructors are introduced to the history of the field through James Berlin’s (1987) Rhetoric and Reality. In 2013, to help other instructors, I created a visualization of Berlin’s chronological and typological survey. Link to full infographic.
This 2013 infographic began as an ethnographic study of a hip-hop literacy program (see my RSA presentation on multimodality). Then I convened educators from around Pittsburgh to enter conversation about out-of-school pedagogy through a set of roundtables, which I organized around several challenging teaching scenarios I had observed. Finally, I generalized the insights that emerged from those roundtables, and commissioned Alyssa Fogel (graphic designer) to design the teaching insights in an accessible and visually pleasing way. Link to full infographic.