The New Work of Composing: Standards in the Making

A chapter I co-authored with Jentery Sayers, Curtis Hisayasu, and Jamie Bono has finally been published in The New Work of Composing, edited by Debra Journet, Cheryl E. Ball, & Ryan Trauman, published by Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press.

Standards in the Making: 
Composing with Metadata in Mind
This chapter argues for the relevance of metadata (especially folksonomies or descriptive metadata) to the future of new media composition, using a nonsequential design. Using the Library of Congress' pilot project with Flickr as a case study, we show the various ways that metadata can be interpreted as an ambivalent social practice, which both accommodates and resists formal standardization.


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