[Air-l] Writing::Digital Knowledge Conference at MSU

Jim Porter porterj8 at msu.edu
Wed Nov 2 05:14:22 PST 2005


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James E. Porter
Co-Director, WIDE Research Center
Writing in Digital Environments
Michigan State University
porterj8 at msu.edu
http://wide.msu.edu/
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THE WIDE RESEARCH CENTER, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
http://wide.msu.edu/
 
The WIDE Research Center at Michigan State University is pleased to announce
its first professional conference, Writing::Digital Knowledge, April 6 & 7,
2006 at the James B. Henry Center <http://www.bus.msu.edu/edc/> at Michigan
State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
 
Speakers include Barbara Mirel, Keynote, Panel Presenters Clay Spinuzzi,
Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Cheryl Geisler, Chip Steinfield, Huatong Sun, Ellen
Cushman, Samantha Blackmon, John Austin, Ann Bishop, Stuart Selber, John
Logie, Danielle DeVoss, David Gift, Jim Porter, Jeff Grabill, Bill
Hart-Davidson, and Mark Wilson.
 
The cost of the conference is $150. Online registration will be available
mid-January at the conference website:
http://www.wide.msu.edu/conference/schedule.
 
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.
 
The conference begins on Thursday evening, April 6 with a keynote
presentation by Barbara Mirel followed by three plenary sessions the next
day, Friday, April 7. Plenty of time for questions, conversation, and
interaction is built into the schedule.  For conference details and
schedule, please visit http://www.wide.msu.edu/conference/schedule.



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James E. Porter
Co-Director, WIDE Research Center
Writing in Digital Environments
Michigan State University
porterj8 at msu.edu
http://wide.msu.edu/
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