elaborate structures

This is about the 7th or possibly 8th page of my dissertation! I’ve done all the pages leading up to it, and as things get finalized, I’ll post more of them – in order as well. This has text, but it’s not quite finalized yet. Figured there’s enough here sans words… Also, this page revisits…

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A page?

So, I’ve finished several pages from the first chapter of the dissertation – and will post bits of it soon. Today, I was stuck with what will roughly be the seventh page – and started playing with alternative versions of what I had in mind. One, I got so excited about, I decided to do…

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MoCCAfest Reflections

Of late, this blog has started to transform into a blog proper – instead of solely serving as a repository for new comics. As I’m in the midst of a very long form comic in the form of my dissertation, this trend will continue for a while (and also, i have a proper site in…

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After MoCCAfest Day One – B4 Day 2

Finished up a long first day of MoCCAfest – plenty of good conversations and interest in expanding what comics can do. The Beat’s Torsten Adair was kind enough to post a few words about what i’m up to in his reflections on MoCCAfest day One column here! He mentions the Rabbit page from my Possibilities…

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Spin, Weave, and Cut gets a Logo!!

Why “Spin, Weave, and Cut?” Invented to describe my creative practice (and give this site a name), S/W/C describes a kind of visual-verbal DJ’ing – a notion initially prompted after seeing the documentary “Scratch” in 2001(articulated in the virtual pages of thedetroiter.com here).     Spin = revolution and continuity; Weave = intersect and integrate;…

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The Shape of Our Thoughts (Final V)

Off to the American Education Research Association (AERA) conference in Vancouver today. I’ll be talking my dissertation and comics with educators – along the lines of the presentation I did at HASTAC in December. I’m posting here, the final version of the piece, the Shape of Our Thoughts, as I draw on it heavily for…

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Interview on Microsoft’s Daily Edventures

Microsoft’s Anthony Salcito’s Daily Edventures has done a feature profile on me and my dissertation in comic form as part of their daily look at educators around the world. They’ve been featuring some amazing educators and I’m humbled to be included among them. The interview is here. (Thanks to Bridget for her kind words and…

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an image…

There’s been a lot of talk about what I’m up to of late, but not a lot of pictures. I have been drawing a lot – road mapped the whole dissertation, laid out about a third of it, and have now drawn several pages to completion. I’ll be sharing selectively as I go. Wanted to…

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Interview in Chronicle of Higher Ed

Brief interview with me regarding my dissertation, now up on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s site. Curiously released on April 1, but thankfully there’s no “Pow!” in the title… Thanks to interviewer Nick DeSantis for his kind words and making this happen. For more info, check out Maureen Bakis’s lengthy interview here and comic-like version of my HASTAC talk from December. –…

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Overview of some comics

Since the minor twitter outbreak stemming from Maureen Bakis’s original article fueled by Cathy Davidson’s subsequent post, (a huge thank you to both!) numerous folks have posted links to the interviews or other excerpts from my work. Very cool – grateful to all for the support. Occasionally though some of the reposts have been misconstrued…

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Diamond Interview and…

A while back, Maureen Bakis, author of the Graphic Novel Classroom, visited my class at TC, and followed up with an e-interview of me. It’s just now published on Diamond Bookshelf’s site here. In the work, I share on my thoughts on comics and education, resources for teachers, and what i’m up to with a…

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