A Busy October

I had a busy October, winning an award and giving three different talks. So as not to bury the lede: I am deeply honored to announce that the Association for Business Communication named me the 2021 recipient of the Rising Star Award at this month’s 86th Annual International Conference. The award “recognizes meaningful contributions to […]

From the Archives: Genre Theory as Ontology

When I was working on my doctorate, I was thinking a lot about genre theory, activity theory, and other ways of understanding the effects of communicative actions. (I even gave a shout-out to Actor-Network Theory in my dissertation thank-yous, though I did not use it.) My work since then has diverged from this topic, but […]

Podcast Guest!

I had the great honor of being a guest on APQC (American Productivity and Quality Center)‘s podcast to talk about business communication, sustainability, and beat-up tour vans (yes, tour vans). It’s a massive crossover episode between the disparate parts of my professional life: business communication, sustainability, ethics, podcasting, and independent music. I loved it. Thanks […]

Discoverability

“Discoverability: Toward a Definition of Content Discovery Through Platforms” is an excellent article about a technical concept in digital media studies. McKelvey and Hunt build provisional categories for how the environment (“surrounds”) and paths through the digital environment (“vectors”) create experiences that are not just the user’s choice but aren’t entirely the platform’s efforts either. […]