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About the course

Welcome to Composing Digital Media!

This course requires students to compose digital media while exploring the rhetorical, poetic, and political implications of multiple writing platforms. Students will learn how to compose a range of critical media objects using web-authoring languages, text, sound, and images, primarily in open-source software. Classes will focus on theories of writing, composing, design, critique, delivery, and networked distributions; critique and analysis of digital media produced by professional and amateur digital media practitioners; and analysis and revisions of digital media composed by the students themselves.

Some basic information:

Dr. Benjamin Miller
Where we meet:
When we meet:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45pm
Ben's office:
CL 617N (to the right as you enter 617, then way back and on the right)
Office hours:
Wednesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm, or by appointment
Ben's email:

About the professor

I'm an assistant professor in the Pitt English department's Composition program. I earned a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), where I also got a certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy; I also have a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University, in poetry. Basically, I've been in school a long time, and I'm delighted to be teaching, so that I can stay in school even longer.

For more about me, see my faculty page.

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