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Douglas Walls Brown Bag Event: The Networked Space: Expanding Writing Activity into the Extracurriculum

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Registration is now open for the Campus Writing & Speaking Program’s October/November Brown Bag Event: The Networked Space: Expanding Writing Activity into the Extracurriculum on October 24th from 12-1 p.m. in Withers 331.

In this talk Douglas Walls will explore ways of hacking the virtual space of classrooms. Walls considers how digital objects such as web browser plugins and microblogging can allow students and their work to shift and move through the physical walls of their assigned classrooms to compete in students attention economies by making class participation writing as “spreadable” as other types of media. Through the lens of actor network theory, Walls argues that digital tools can act as activity-generating objects, but only if—and when—networks of people and activities around those objects exist in a way that invite opportunities for meaningful writing work.

A box lunch from Panera will be provided to the first eight participants to register.  Lunch winners will be notified via email by Tuesday, October 17th.

To sign up for this event, please go to the link below and fill out the registration form.  Registrants must use their NCSU Google mail address in order to access the online registration link.  If you have questions about registration, please contact ddighto@ncsu.edu.

 

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