Author Archives: Thomas Alexander

A New Federal Writers’ Project

A thought that came to my mind when I was reading “These Are Our Lives” was how a study like the Federal Writers’ Project would be conducted in modern times. Cultural ideals have shifted greatly in the past eighty or … Continue reading

Posted in Week 8 blog post | 1 Comment

Tell Me About Yourself

“Imagining: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Ontologies” reminded me of a video we watched in another one of my classes, Sociology 273. It’s called In Whose Honor? and focuses on the use of Native Americans as mascots in sports. (Here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Week 7 blog post | 2 Comments

Should everybody learn coding?

In the Introduction to “The Role of Computational Literacy in Computers and Writing”, a line towards the end intrigued me when it quoted Aristotle as saying “people become builders by building”. I agree with that statement, but not necessarily the … Continue reading

Posted in Week 6 blog post | 1 Comment

Blog Post #5

In Ed Folsom’s “Database as Genre: The Epic Transformation of Archives,” I was struck by, and questioning, the alternatives to a genre-based system, which emphasizes organization but can possibly force works into incongruent places. On the one hand, I see … Continue reading

Posted in Week 5 blog post | 1 Comment

Blog Post #4

While reading Caswell’s piece, what dawned upon me is just how selective history can be and how that selective history is more moreover socially constructed and imposed. I found the segment where she references the funding options that SAADA has … Continue reading

Posted in Week 4 blog post | 2 Comments

Blog Post #3

I’ve been writing for the past eleven years of my life and copyediting for the past year. When I first started writing, I used a spiral notebook to create my works and it took me weeks to finish writing a … Continue reading

Posted in Week 3 blog post | 1 Comment

Blog Post #2

I have a friend who has an eating disorder. I was the first person she told about it and given that I am no doctor or psychologist, I found it difficult to grasp it or react in a helpful way. … Continue reading

Posted in Week 2 blog post | 1 Comment

Blog Post #1

What first came to my mind when I read “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” was a news service that my mom and my sister really enjoy using. It’s called The Skimm. Basically, it condenses the most important highlights of the … Continue reading

Posted in Week 1 Blog post | Leave a comment

Posted in day one intro - who are you | Leave a comment