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: […]

A New Article!

I’m pleased to announce that I have a new article out today. It’s called “Artist Communication: An Interdisciplinary Business and Professional Communication Course.” It focuses on a course I taught while a doctoral student at the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program at North Carolina State University. If you’re looking for a communications course focused […]

2018 Recap

Happy new year! As we charge ahead into 2019, I’d like to take a moment to look back on the year that was. The 2018 year was my first full year as an assistant professor at ASU. While I did complete some projects, I primarily laid groundwork that I hope will come to fruition in […]

Publishing Update

I’m really thrilled to note that my first article has a full citation now: Carradini, S. (2018). “An organizational structure of indie rock musicians as displayed by Facebook usage,” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication,48(2), 151–174. doi:10.1177/0047281616667677. It will soon be joined by an article in press about teaching entrepreneurship communication to artists that is […]

The Internet History Book Quest

In 2017 I undertook a personal quest to read about the history of the Internet. For various reasons, I had gone through my whole doctoral program without actually studying the history of the Internet. I decided to recreationally fix this hole in my personal knowledge. Here’s a run-down in the order I read these 12 […]

Assessment

Now that my first semester in Arizona State University’s Technical Communication program is over, I have a moment to take a breather and assess. Before the semester started, I traveled to Halifax to present my paper “Working outside: a problems-based approach for studying musicians and other extra-institutional individuals” at SIGDOC 2017. The paper was the […]

Dissertation Acknowledgments

My dissertation acknowledgments are reproduced verbatim below. — As Bach appended to his scores: Soli deo gloria. Thank you to my wife Barbara, who was on board with this whole dissertation thing since day one. You have been an unfailing encouragement and support through this process, even as work hours got longer and longer. I […]