RESEARCH

COMMUNICATION - WRITING - TECHNOLOGY

Emerging writing technologies have shifted how and where writing happens. My work examines both the technological and the rhetorical affects of such changes. Using augmented reality, 3D printing, GIS mapping, and physical computing, I explore how new writing technologies can help articulate hidden histories, advocate for social change, or mobilize information. To learn more about how I research, make, and critically engage with emerging technologies, click on my projects and publications below. 

COMMUNICATING CHANGE

Augmenting Atlanta


Race, Space, and Equality Augmenting Atlanta is an augmented reality walking tour and advocacy project that examines the history of race and mobility in Atlanta, Georgia. The tour analyzes the Atlanta Beltline project, a plan to connect 45 neighborhoods through a network of public parks, multi-use trails, and new transit. However, Atlanta has a long history of urban redevelopment, often encumbered by racist policies, economic inequality, and special interest construction that divide the city. Building on Michel De Certeau’s theories of space and place and Jeff Rice’s networks of Digital Detroit, Augmenting Atlanta critiques the Beltline discourse, advocates for racial equality, and uses AR to participate in the evolving mobility of the historic city. This project is currently being revised for submission to Enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture. To learn more about development in the Atlanta area, visit the Atlanta Beltline website.




Mobilizing Paris


Protest as Public Pedagogy In May 1968, over 11 million people marched through Paris pasting posters and spraying Marxist graffiti to protest unfair labor conditions and capitalist ideology. I argue these images instigated people to move and wrote a script in the streets directing resistance. Using posters and graffiti from May 1968, Mobilizing P(AR)IS maps the circulation of texts on the streets and crafts a walkable AR route that reunites the spread of images with the spread of people and protest. Built with images from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the AR tour creates an actionable archive that emplaces the protest back into the very streets that created the movement. This project unites the physical space of Paris and the digital tools of mobile technologies to augment space, initiate movements, and visualize history.




EcoTour


Environmental Advocacy and Education EcoTour is a mobile, augmented reality app that connects the history of Paynes Prairie State Park to current environmental issues. Using an interactive map, visitors can scan signs within the park to access multimedia AR overlays - audio-visual media related to the park's history, wildlife, indigenous peoples, climate change, and environmental threats. EcoTour helps visitors visualize the complex relationships between the park's natural environment and human development. Built as part of an upper division writing course, EcoTour created an opportunity for students to research, design, and create public media that promotes environmental education. By encouraging the community to engage with the Park in this way, we hope to provide not only awareness of the damage being done to our ecosystem or the erasure of local histories, but to foster change by enacting a sustainable and emplaced critique. Visit ecotourapp.com to learn more.




Interactive Art


Advocacy through Augmented Reality Museums across the globe are using augmented reality technolgies to help visitors connect with exhibits and learn more about art. Working with the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Florida, I led a group of local scholars and created a collaborative AR takeover tour. The event offered an experiental learning workshop and discussed art, public humanities, and emerging technologies. Participants interviewed artists, curators, and fellow scholars and built AR overlays emphasizing the value of digital humanities and critical public discourse. The tour, "Augmenting the Harn," addresses issues such as technofeminisms, social advocacy, public pedagogy, racial bias in tech, and UX/UI theory.





DIGITAL MATERIAL MAKING

How do I know the Patented Turmeric Formulation works?


Our formula has been perfected over 20 years by scientists at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. We have completed extensive research in the field of natural remedies, and have filed a patent for our custom formula. We have also conducted long-term trials, observing uric acid levels and joint pain while taking our product, and received incredible feedback.




How does the trial work?


When you sign up for our trial, we will ship you a free bottle (15-day supply) of our Patented Turmeric Formulation. During those 15 days, you can cancel your subscription if you wish. If your subscription is still acgive after the trial expires, we will charge your payment method for our monthly subscription, and send out your first montly shipment of our formulation.




Can I cancel my subscription at any time?


Absolutely! You can cancel your subscription at any time, even during your free trial. We also make it super easy to cancel or pause your subscription. To do so, please use the "Manage Subscription" link at the bottom of this page, and follow the provided instructions.




How long does shipping take?


All orders are shipped using USPS First Class Mail, so you can expect to receive your shipment 1-3 days after we send it out. You will also receive an email with tracking information, which contains a link that you can use to see live updates as to where your package is.




When should I see results?


The time to see results will vary by person. Most will see results within the 15-day trial period, however, for others, it may take up to a month.





COMMUNITY 

INITIATIVES

Augmenting Atlanta


Race, Space, and Equality Augmenting Atlanta is an augmented reality walking tour and advocacy project that examines the history of race and mobility in Atlanta, Georgia. The tour analyzes the Atlanta Beltline project, a plan to connect 45 neighborhoods through a network of public parks, multi-use trails, and new transit. However, Atlanta has a long history of urban redevelopment, often encumbered by racist policies, economic inequality, and special interest construction that divide the city. Building on Michel De Certeau’s theories of space and place and Jeff Rice’s networks of Digital Detroit, Augmenting Atlanta critiques the Beltline discourse, advocates for racial equality, and uses AR to participate in the evolving mobility of the historic city. This project is currently being revised for submission to Enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture. To learn more about development in the Atlanta area, visit the Atlanta Beltline website.




Mobilizing Paris


Protest as Public Pedagogy In May 1968, over 11 million people marched through Paris pasting posters and spraying Marxist graffiti to protest unfair labor conditions and capitalist ideology. I argue these images instigated people to move and wrote a script in the streets directing resistance. Using posters and graffiti from May 1968, Mobilizing P(AR)IS maps the circulation of texts on the streets and crafts a walkable AR route that reunites the spread of images with the spread of people and protest. Built with images from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the AR tour creates an actionable archive that emplaces the protest back into the very streets that created the movement. This project unites the physical space of Paris and the digital tools of mobile technologies to augment space, initiate movements, and visualize history.




EcoTour


Environmental Advocacy and Education EcoTour is a mobile, augmented reality app that connects the history of Paynes Prairie State Park to current environmental issues. Using an interactive map, visitors can scan signs within the park to access multimedia AR overlays - audio-visual media related to the park's history, wildlife, indigenous peoples, climate change, and environmental threats. EcoTour helps visitors visualize the complex relationships between the park's natural environment and human development. Built as part of an upper division writing course, EcoTour created an opportunity for students to research, design, and create public media that promotes environmental education. By encouraging the community to engage with the Park in this way, we hope to provide not only awareness of the damage being done to our ecosystem or the erasure of local histories, but to foster change by enacting a sustainable and emplaced critique. Visit ecotourapp.com to learn more.




Interactive Art


Advocacy through Augmented Reality Museums across the globe are using augmented reality technolgies to help visitors connect with exhibits and learn more about art. Working with the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Florida, I led a group of local scholars and created a collaborative AR takeover tour. The event offered an experiental learning workshop and discussed art, public humanities, and emerging technologies. Participants interviewed artists, curators, and fellow scholars and built AR overlays emphasizing the value of digital humanities and critical public discourse. The tour, "Augmenting the Harn," addresses issues such as technofeminisms, social advocacy, public pedagogy, racial bias in tech, and UX/UI theory.