Posts in Category: video

The Audiovisual Essay

Thanks to Katie, who just sent me this amazingly useful collection of video essay resources for teachers. It is part of website that serves both as a venue for new work and as an online repository for papers from a 2013 conference called The Audiovisual Essay: Practice and Theory (organized by Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López and supported by Vinzenz Hediger of Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany). The site’s editorial board includes Cristina Álvarez López, Catherine Grant, Chiara Grizzaffi, Hoi Lun Law, Adrian Martin, and Lara Perski. It is affiliated with REFRAME: Research in Media, Film, and Music (a cool open-access academic platform).

A few links to start discussion on Jan. 29th

Steven Hammer at SJU in Philadelphia – his “active” spring 2015 courses include visual rhetoric and digital storytelling. During fall 2014 he taught an audio design and production class.

Casey Boyle at UT-Austin – he has materials up for half a dozen courses built around his specialties in digital rhetoric, including a writing with sound class and a class on spatial rhetorics and locative media.

Jim Brown at Rutgers-Camden – his course archive includes a wide range of classes, perhaps of particular interest to people working on classes that involve videogames (esp. as/and the literary), interfaces, or writing-and-code.

Jennifer Proctor – filmmaker and media artist based in Ann Arbor; lots of great resources for teaching video.

Mark Sample at Davidson – many courses from both Davidson and GMU, including Future & History of the book, Videogames in Context, Intro to Digital Studies.

Jentery Sayers at U Victoria – you have to look around bit to find specific course materials in his portfolio, but he is particularly good on sound pedagogy stuff and on using/developing/teaching DH methods (with Modernist texts in particular). Also worth note: his DH perspective is deeply rooted in cultural studies training.

Quinn Warnick at Virginia Tech – is another digital rhetoric specialist who teaches a range of courses; it may be worth clicking through to some of the semester-specific websites for Developing Online Content (a class that used to be called “Writing for the Web”) and/or Writing and Digital Media. (Especially if you teach in our PPW program.)

Anne Wysocki at Wisconsin-Milwaukee – this website hasn’t been updated since 2011, but there’s a class on animating writing that’s intriguing, and the document design class is worth a look (if only for the way the course has both a conceptual description and a concrete description).

Elizabeth Losh at UC San Diego (director of their Culture, Art, and Technology Program) – classes include digital poetics, feminist dialogues on technology, media seductions, and public rhetoric.

Stephanie Strickland – a single, intriguing syllabus from a practitioner’s perspective for a class called Approaching New Media Poetry.

Information for the Writing with Video class at the University of Illinois – this has been around since 2005; it has now been taught by a wide range of instructors and been subject of a lot of development conversations.

Not yet fully composed, but already featuring some amazing resources: the curate pedagogy project’s list of keywords for digital pedagogy.

A blog post from Mu Lin collecting links to various digital journalism syllabi.