Critical Making As Emergent Techne

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In 2008, Matt Ratto defined “critical making” as a combination of “critical thinking” and “making”—internal and cognitive with external and material, functioning together as public rhetoric (Ratto and Hoekema, 2009). Echoing David Sheridan’s manifesto, “A Maker Mentality to Writing,” scholars have explored critical making with software code and DIY programming activities to compose both physical and digital objects—to participate in political publics through digital rhetorics in new ways (Warner). Our panel offers four perspectives on how to incorporate these critical making practices in the college writing classroom.

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Davis 2225
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Concurrent Session F and Poster Session