Drowning in Dead Bodies - 2009 SXSWi presentation

One of my goals with Roer is to create an archive of old work, not necessarily for the sake of preservation but rather to make it easier to recognize and develop the network of ideas and objects that make up my scholarly conversations. A lot of this took place in front of limited audiences at meetings that cost hundreds and sometimes more than a thousand dollars to attend (registration fees aren't the only thing you are paying for at conferences). So I'm putting more of my old stuff up here both to help me work through current problems but also because I thought it, I wrote it, and I wanted to share it -- and not just with the people with badges.

In that vein, I'm posting here a video of a presentation I gave at SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas in 2009. The talk was part of the panel Will Burdette organized called "Is Aristotle on Twitter," which mapped the rhetorical canon onto digital and social spaces (Arrangement, Style, Delivery, Invention, and Memory - that was me). My fellow panelists included Trish Roberts-Miller (UT-Austin), John Jones (now of WVU), Will Burdette (UT-Austin), and Jim Brown (UW-Madison).

2009 Presentation: Drowning in Dead Bodes, The Archive in the Electronic Age from Jillian Sayre on Vimeo.

I should add that since I delivered this paper, the LOC has started following someone. Itself. Actually between preparing images and presenting at the conference, the LOC started following its own legal library and since the presentation the LOC it has added three other of its own divisions to the list, as well as the World Digital Library (a creation of the LOC) and the US Copyright office. Something to be said there about the WDL's project of making artifacts available online and the work of copyright to keep it unavailable of course (and it should be noted that the Flickr Commons project I mention in the presentation uses only images without copyright restrictions. Gatekeepers be keepin' the gates.

Since I've already endured the horror of hearing my own voice recorded I might as well offer this added bonus - an interview that we did about the panel with students from Texas State.