Low-tech but innovative table wedges. Six make a tight circle; more make an expanding donut.

U Michigan’s North Quad Complex: A Media Cathedral

The North Quad Residential Complex at the University of Michigan is the ideal place for a conference on Computers and Writing. I’ll do my part to fetishize the awesome people-focused technology in this place. A team from Seton Hill University (Laura Patterson, Christine Cusick, and I) gave a workshop on teaching writing with iPads. I also participated in the panel, Making Writing Socially Engaging: Asking Why New Media Draws Us…


Downloading Great Expectations

A few weeks ago, I bought an audio recording of Great Expectations from thebestaudiobooks.com. I bought it from a handheld iOS device, and so I when I received the download link by email, I didn’t download it right away. The next time I was sitting at my laptop and remembered the link, it had expired. I don’t actually need a Great Expectations audiobook, but for the price of a modest…