Screenshot of my sample TimeMap

Pedagogy: TimeMapper Lesson Plan

In the summer of 2015, I designed a lesson plan using TimeMapper, an open source tool for building timelines in which each event is mapped to its temporal and geographic location, for the Department of Rhetoric & Writing’s First Year Writing course. This course is primarily taught by graduate student instructors in their first year as an instructor of record; …

Social Networking: @wisebeck

My primary social network is Twitter, where I can be found as @wisebeck. I joined the site in 2011 after a peer in my MA cohort sang the praises of the backchannel at PCA/ACA, the annual conference of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, which we were both presenting at later that year.   Reviewing my Twitter achive in …

Web Presence: beckwise.com

My web presence: you’re looking at it. I registered my domain, beckwise.com, in May 2011, with the intention of building it out as a portfolio site in advance of my applications to PhD programs later that year. It was initially built as a Google site but in January 2013, while working in the UWC and angling for a spot in …

Simone Browne speaking at UC Davis

Digital Dialogs III: Simone Browne interview

I conducted an extended interview with Simone Browne, an Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at UT and a member of the HASTAC Executive Board, in November 2013 as part of my work on Zeugma. The edited interview appeared in the season 2 episode ‘Surveilling‘ (embedded below; Simone’s segment begins at 06:10), and the full interview can be …

Digital Publications: TimeMap and Tutorial

This summer, I designed a lesson plan using TimeMapper for the Department of Rhetoric & Writing’s First Year Writing course, which is primarily taught by graduate student instructors in their first year as an instructor of record. They are provided with an ‘Instructor Guide’ which, alongside other resource, contains day plans for each class over the course of the semester. …

Vector art of headphones

Audio: “Riffing” & “Riffing Redux”

I worked on Zeugma, the DWRL’s rhet/tech podcast, for three semesters — first, in the 2013-14 academic year, as a project group member, and then, in fall 2014, as the team leader. As part of my work on the podcast, I was involved in developing episodes from start to finish: brainstorming, conducting interviews, editing raw material and publicising the finished …