Presentation: Becoming Cyborg Writers: A Future for Humanists in an AI Inf(l)ected World

Earlier today, I participated in the MLA 2024 MAPS Leadership Institute (link to program) in a plenary panel titled “Before the Robots Take Over: Envisioning a Future with and for the Humanities.” Here’s a link to my presentation, titled “Becoming Cyborg Writers: A Future for Humanists in an AI Inf(l)ected World,” in which I chart… Continue reading Presentation: Becoming Cyborg Writers: A Future for Humanists in an AI Inf(l)ected World

A Cyborg Digital Writing Primer

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Cyborg digital writing describes how both human authors and their writing have become enmeshed with digital technologies. Here are some related terms to contextualize. Cyborg writing refers to how our own writing is increasingly shaped by digital writing technologies such as spell and grammar checkers, predictive keyboards and suggested texts, generative AI, and bespoke engines… Continue reading A Cyborg Digital Writing Primer

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MLA ADE-ADL Summer Seminar: Humanities Leadership for Transformative Change: From Advocacy to Action

Workshop: AI in the Humanities Classroom: Implications, Resources, and Professional Standards On May 24, Holly Hassel and I will be leading a half day workshop titled “AI in the Humanities Classroom: Implications, Resources, and Professional Standards” at the ADE-ALD Summer Institute for Department Chairs and Program Leaders: Humanities Leadership for Transformative Change: From Advocacy to… Continue reading MLA ADE-ADL Summer Seminar: Humanities Leadership for Transformative Change: From Advocacy to Action

Keynote: Using AI Responsibly in Research and Creativity

On Friday, April 5, 2024, I gave the keynote presentation at the Appalachian State University Libraries’ AI Symposium. The talk was titled “Using AI Responsibly in Research and Creativity.” Here’s a link to the slideshow. As stated in my talk, much of the material presented is from The MLA-CCCC Joint Task Force on Writing and… Continue reading Keynote: Using AI Responsibly in Research and Creativity

Rescued and Renewed Works: Taco Hell Menu, Tiny Protests, Jurakán Borinqueño, Protestitas and a Bonus

The past few months I’ve been rescuing four works that I created using Tracery and published as Twitter bots using Cheap Bots Done Quick! (CBDQ). As you may know, Twitter’s recent changes have rendered CBDQ inoperable, and thousands of bots have gone silent as a result, a sad bot extinction event. Fortunately for my bots,… Continue reading Rescued and Renewed Works: Taco Hell Menu, Tiny Protests, Jurakán Borinqueño, Protestitas and a Bonus