Published at New Media and Society!

I’m thrilled to report that a collaboration between Anya Hommadova Lu and I is Online First at New Media and Society. “Work–game balance: Work interference, social capital, and tactical play in a mobile massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game” is based on data that Anya collected in a 19-month virtual ethnography of the game Lords […]

Conferences

I presented at two conferences this month! I attended CPTSC in West Chester, Pennsylvania and the ABC International conference in Detroit, Michigan. At CPTSC, I spoke on “Teaching students to communicate as technical communicators in the interdisciplinary space of social media: Ways forward in interdisciplinary education.” In this talk, I developed a thought experiment about […]

Interviewed!

I was honored when one of my former students asked me to participate in an interview about my involvement in civic life. I talked for much longer than the five minutes allowed (but of course). You can see the edited-down version here: I’d like to note that fantastic Christian rock band Bleach is a co-star […]

I’ve joined a board! 

My friend and collaborator Chris Krycho is beginning work on a massive note-taking/referencing managing/word-processing/document formatting tool aimed at making things easier for writers of academic research, and he’s keeping people updated via email. (It’s temporarily called rewrite.) The goal is to replace the hodgepodge collection of research tools that each academic uses with a single piece of […]

About Town

I was honored to have three speaking requests in March. I opened the month speaking to the Surge Network on “The Blessings and Curses of Social Media”. I was honored to present to pastors with suggestions on how to approach unhealthy and healthy social media use in their work with parishioners. The talk was recorded; […]

How YouTube Could Eat Cable (Maybe, In the Future)

While talking about YouTube in my Social Media for the Workplace class, a student asked if YouTube would someday eat cable. I decided to answer this intriguing question by nabbing Ben Thompson of Stratechery‘s art style and (implicitly) some of his ideas on aggregation/disaggregation. I ended up with this: To explain what the board says: […]