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exciting news!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining the UC San Diego Library as the Digital Scholarship Librarian. After two and half years of working in a variety of…

UCSD Race and Oral History Project

UC San Diego’s Race and Oral History Project gives students a central role in documenting the histories of the diverse communities that make up our city.

#SocialDiss

To what extent can the general public participate in and benefit from the production of a dissertation? How might the private and anxiety-ridden processes of education be transformed into a public good and social joy?

Hello!

I am the Digital Scholarship Librarian at UC San Diego, where I facilitate the Digital Humanities Research Group.

My work focuses on using digital tools and social practices to make education and knowledge production more democratic, collaborative, and publicly engaged.  [Read more about me . . . ]

Design@Large talk: Networks for us, by us

Networks for us, by us: Participatory design for a San Diego Digital Commons It’s often taken for granted that everyday users should have little say in the design…

#SocialDiss Recap #1: The delightful crowd in the dissertation’s margins

What happens when you invite the public to review your messy dissertation drafts? About four months ago, I launched #SocialDiss, an experimental project in which I’ve committed to “socializing”…

Social Paper: Retooling Student Consciousness

A global commons for students to network in-progress writing and feedback across disciplines, institutions, and publics. The following is a grant proposal written in October 2015 soliciting funding from…

Announcing #SocialDiss: Transforming the dissertation into networked knowledge production

To what extent can the general public participate in and benefit from the production of a dissertation? How might the private and anxiety-ridden processes of education be transformed into a public good and social joy? Are the imperfect artifacts of learning to be hidden and disposed of as shameful wasteor might they provide fertile soil for the cultivation of a global learning community? Could the form of the dissertation itself blossom into something more vibrant and responsive to today’s world in the process?

participatory infrastructure: why we need the masses in the control room

I use “participatory infrastructure”  here to signify digital infrastructure whose mechanisms are transparent to its user community, whose user community is able to critically assess the ways in which it affects and mediates their community, and which is designed to invite continued development by that user community. Participatory infrastructure requires open technical protocols and social organization that encourages all users, regardless of expertise, to participate in discussions regarding that infrastructure’s ongoing development.

Social Paper: Retooling Student Consciousness

A global commons for students to network in-progress writing and feedback across disciplines, institutions, and publics. The following is a grant proposal written in October 2015 soliciting funding from…

Social Paper

In an age when “sharing” is as easy as pushing a button, student papers are still largely written for the audience of a single professor. By denying students…

A Savings Bank For Process: The Application of Emerson’s ‘Literary System’

As part of my ongoing praxis-oriented research in writing technologies, I used Etherpad, an online word-processing platform, to record the entire process of writing a paper on Ralph…

Annotation Project at Baruch College

I served as facilitator and consultant for The Annotation Project at Baruch College, an ongoing program which utilizes digital annotation tools in undergraduate literature courses to enable students to collaboratively…

Mellon Interdisciplinary Science Studies Public Humanities Video Project

During my first year as a Mellon Interdisciplinary Science Studies Fellow, I developed and carried out a video project that interviewed professors and students about their interest in science studies,…

Pushing the joy of FOSS at the university

Could a free software movement within higher education enlarge freedom for software culture and the global student body alike? Here I suggest one possible path and make a plea for support.