Michael Russo is an incoming Ph.D. student at Clemson University, working toward a professional degree in rhetoric, composition, and information design. He is a graduate of Rutgers University, and holds degrees in both English and philosophy. His interests include object-oriented ontology, dark and lonely web technologies, nonlinear narratology, platform studies, and Vietnamese food.
Michael has taught courses in object research, literature and videogames, internet privacy, nonlinear composition, and dissenting nonfiction. He organizes and runs workshops on classroom and coding technologies such as Twine, WordPress, and Drupal. He helped to build the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden. He’s also an assistant editor and designer for Enculturation (an open-source, peer-reviewed journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture).
Michael likes drinking cheap coffee. He likes sitting under the stars with with Stella. He doesn’t have a Facebook, but he can be contacted using this form. Otherwise, click the clipboard to download his curriculum vitae.
Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design is an academic-professional degree, preparing students to conduct research and to disseminate their findings through teaching in the university and through publishing in professional and popular journals. RCID prepares students, through research, to be consultants for and to work within industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. RCID prepares students to be professionals in traditional and emerging economies.
The Digital Studies Center is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research, development, and education center. The DSC helps kick-start, facilitate, support, and promote projects that are made possible by the convergence of digital technologies with the humanities as well as the arts, natural, and social sciences. The nature of digital studies and the DSC is one of collaboration, so it is our goal to bring faculty and students together across disciplines to work side-by-side. DSC Projects result in theoretical, critical, and practical forms. Furthermore, we offer programming in the form of workshops and project presentations. The DSC also offers a Certificate in Digital Humanities to undergraduates of Rutgers-Camden.
A few projects completed or still being constructed. Bots, videogames, websites, and philosophical carpentry. Essays and other stuff sometimes updated.