About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
This blog serves as a place to think through things, record thoughts, share interesting stuff, and hold conversations. Welcome!
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- 242/366/2016 first day of classes. I used the Media Lab’s…
- 243/366/2016 after getting soaked in a downpour, I needed this…
- lgbt-history-archive: “IF I DIE OF AIDS – FORGET BURIAL – JUST…
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- “This is Water is the best commencement speech of all time not because it has transcended the…”
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Category Archives: Literacy
• Ira Socol’s post The Width of the World is an interesting read about social media tools. I don’t entirely agree with all his points, but he’s started a decent discussion about groupthink, time-wasting, and human relationships (arguing, largely, against … Continue reading
Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for Composition Studies by Jonathan Alexander My review rating: 5 of 5 starsIn Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy, Jonathan Alexander argues that literacy and sexuality are intricately linked and argues that composition should pay attention to … Continue reading
I’ve finished my reflective commentary on using the Sony Reader in my graduate seminar and on possible redesigns for the Reader. I thought I’d share my commentary here. It’s a bit long (11.5 pages), so I’m attaching it to this … Continue reading
I took these pictures about a month ago, but thought of them again tonight. Someone on campus, “Nathan,” has started sidewalk blogging. This involves a “post” a day on a square of sidewalk in front of the library on campus, … Continue reading