Chris
Lindgren

  • Virginia Tech
  • Shanks Hall
  • Department of English
  • chris.a.lindgren@gmail.com

Education

PhD in Rhetoric and Science and Technical Communication

  • University of Minnesota
  • Advisor/Member: Christina Haas, Writing Studies, (Literacy studies, embodied practices, research methods)
  • Chair: Patrick Bruch, Writing Studies, (Social dynamics, writing pedagogy)
  • Member: Richard Graff, Writing Studies, (History of rhetoric, performance)
  • Outside: Sashank Varma, Educational Psychology, (Cognition, mathematical reasoning, language understanding, spatial problem solving)

MA in Composition Studies

BA in English

Appointments

Virginia Tech

  • Fall 2017-present: Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Data Visualization

University of Minnesota

Guest Lecturer

  • Spring 2015: Guest Lecturer, Rhetorical Theory for Writing Studies (WRIT 3701W)
  • Spring 2014: Guest Lecturer, Writing Arguments (WRIT 3101W)

North Dakota State University

Publications

refereed publications

  • Brooks, Kevin & Chris Lindgren (co-authored). (2015). Responding to the coding crisis: From 'Code Year' to Code Decade. Lynn C. Lewis, (Ed.). Strategic Discourse: The Politics of (New) Literacy Crises. Computers and Composition Digital Press. http://ccdigitalpress.org/strategic/chapters/brookslindgren/index.html.
  • Brooks, Kevin, Chris Lindgren, & Matthew Warner. (2015). Tackling a fundamental problem: Using digital labs to build a smarter computing culture. Bill Hart-Davidson and Jim Ridolfo, (Eds.). Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities, (pp. 224 - 232). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Hawk, Byron, Chris Lindgren, & Andrew Mara. (2015). Utopian laptop initiatives: From technological deism to object-oriented rhetoric. In S. Dobrin, (Ed.)., Writing Posthumanism, Posthuman Writing, (pp. 192-213). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.

book reviews

  • Lindgren, Chris. (2013). BASIC coding cultures. [Review of the book 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, by N. Montfort, P. Baudoin, J. Bell, I. Bogost, J. Douglass, M. C. Marino, M. Mateas, C. Raes, M. Sample, & N. Vawter]. Enculturation, 16. Go to http://enculturation.net/10-print.

non-refereed

publications in progress

  • Lindgren, Chris. (drafting phase). Understanding coding and data processing as writing aggregate narratives. Plans to submit to the Written Communication.

Presentations

invited presentations

  • (Jan. 2016). Code literacy. Critical Code Studies Working Group (Online, dialogic conference). The Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, University of Southern California.
  • (Oct. 2014). The dynamic materialities of programming practices. ACM: SIGDOC. Colorado Springs, CO.
  • (March 2014). Critical code studies roundtable. Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities. University of Minnesota: Digital Library Services.

conferences

  • (Sep. 2016). Understanding big data processing as designing provisional texts: A case of how an aggregate narrative was made. ACM SIGDOC: Student Research Competition. Silver Springs, MD.
  • (May 2016). 'How do I know what they are doing?': Crafting an embodied and distributed methodology. Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA.
  • (Oct. 2015). Writing practices anchored by links. WIDE-EMU, Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI.
  • (May 2014). Swapping gender and negotiating differences through data structures. Rhetoric Society of America. Austin, TX.
  • (Feb-Mar 2014). 'Genderswapping' or 'misgendering'? A question of 'Jailbreaking the Patriarchy'. Critical Code Studies Working Group (Discussion thread leader). The Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, University of Southern California.
  • Haas, Christina & Chris Lindgren. (February 2014). Panel co-respondent. The material turn in Writing Studies. Writing Across Borders III. Paris, France.
  • (October 2013). The rhetorical influence of Google's ecosystem of APIs on web developer practices. Western States Rhetoric & Literacies. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • (March 2013). Building a smarter computing culture with proceduracy. NCTE CCCC. Las Vegas, NV.
  • (December 2012). De-boxing pandora: Tinkering with glitch art methodologies. GLI.TC/H. Chicago, IL.
  • (November 2012). The techno-social politics of the Sugar OS: Experiencing technical difficulties. Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing. Mankato, MN.
  • Brooks, Kevin and Chris Lindgren. (May 2011). Participating in OLPC: Visions for Computers and Writing. Computers and Writing. University of Michigan.
  • Lindgren, Chris, Abigail Bakke, Sreerupa Sengupta, and Karen Sorenson. (October 2010). Second Life and Writing in the Design Professions. Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing. North Dakota State University.
  • (March 2004). Teens and 40s chatting: A generational-linguistic study. Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing. North Dakota State University.

workshops / groups

  • (June 2013). New materialist rhetorics (participant). Rhetorical Society of America: Summer Institute, Kansas State University.
  • (Feb-Mar 2012). Critical Code Studies Working Group (participant). The Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, University of Southern California.
  • (Fall 2011). The GeoProfile Project: Stories cutting across maps. English Department Teachers Orientation Workshop. North Dakota State University.
  • (Fall 2010). Online writing spaces with Weebly.com. English Department Technologies Workshop, North Dakota State University.

department

  • (Mar. 2016). DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) and writing with content reuse in mind. Advanced Writing Program, Department of Writing Studies: Teachers Teaching Teachers Series.
  • (Feb. 2016). Research logistics: Finding a site & transcribing screen-recordings. Department of Writing Studies: Research Parlor.
  • (Oct. 2014). The social nature of programming practices: Expanding the notion of the 'technical'. Department of Writing Studies: Research Parlor.
  • (Feb. 2014). Extending writing, writing Web Browser extensions. Department of Writing Studies: Visit Day Research Showcase.
  • Lindgren, Chris and Rebecca Hayes. (October 2011). Seeing and constructing visual arguments in online spaces. Innovation in the Composition Classroom: Ways to Incorporate Digital Tools. Brown Bag Series. North Dakota State University.

Service

journal / editorial

  • Reviewer, International Journal of SocioTechnology and Knowledge Development.
  • Reviewer, Written Communication.
  • Associate Editor. Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, & Culture. Fall 2012-Present.
  • Web Developer Consultant. Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, & Culture. Spring 2013.

workshops / groups

committees

  • Planning Committee. Writing Technology Committee: Digital Writing Studio. Department of Writing Studies, University of Minnesota.
  • Planning Committee. MS and Certificate Governance Committee. Department of Writing Studies, University of Minnesota.
  • Convener. Code work: Exploring Digital Studies through code. Institute for Advanced Study: Research and Creative Collaborative, University of Minnesota. 2014ā€“15. //invited
  • Student Representative to the Director of Graduate Studies. Writing Studies Department, University of Minnesota. Spring 2013-May 2014 //nominated and voted as student body representative
  • Host. Writing Studies Department: Visit Day, University of Minnesota. Spring 2013.
  • Planning Committee. Improving the Graduate Program's Web Presence, University of Minnesota. Spring 2013. //invited
  • Planning Committee. Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing, University of Minnesota. Spring 2013-Fall 2013.
  • Representative MA Student. English Department External Advisory Board Meeting, North Dakota State University. Spring 2012. //invited
  • Sugar-Team Lead. Sugar Labs @ NDSU, North Dakota State University. Fall 2011-Spring 2012.
  • Organizer and Presenter. Software Freedom Day. North Dakota State University, English and Computer Science Departments. September 2011.
  • Organizer, STEM/Red River Valley Writing Project, North Dakota State University, English Education. Fall 2010.
  • Planning Committee, Red River Graduate Student Conference, North Dakota State University, English Department. Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Grants

  • Code work: Exploring Digital Studies through code. Institute for Advanced Study: Research and Creative Collaborative, University of Minnesota. 2014ā€“15. [Funded: $10,000]
  • Community Projects Award: NDSU Office of the President. Sugar on a Stick: Establishing a Smart Computing Culture in Fargo. Spring 2011. [Funded: $20,000]

Awards / Fellowships

  • 1st Place Winner. Student Research Competition. (Sep. 2016). Understanding big data as designing provisional texts: A case of how an aggregate narrative was made. Poster and presentation delivered at Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication.
  • Summer 2016 21st Century Summer Research Fellowship. Department of Writing Studies and Graduate School, University of Minnesota.
  • Summer 2015 Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship. University of Minnesota: College of Liberal Arts / Writing Studies.
  • 2014 RSA Social Media Fellowship
  • Summer 2014 James I. Brown Research Fellowship. University of Minnesota: Writing Studies.
  • Spring 2014 Medtronic/Industrial Affiliates Program Fellowship. University of Minnesota: Writing Studies and Medtronic.
  • Spring 2013 James I. Brown Fellowship. University of Minnesota: Writing Studies.

Affiliations

  • Association for Computing Machinery: Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication
  • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • HASTAC Scholar

Languages

Human

  • Mandarin (2 years of coursework)

Human/Machine

  • HTML5/CSS3 (Advanced)
  • DITA (Intermediate)
  • Javascript/jQuery (Intermediate)
  • Node.js (Novice)
  • Python (Intermediate)
  • PHP (Novice)
  • Java (Novice)

Technological Proficiencies

  • Audio: Ableton live, Adobe Audition, Audacity
  • Video: Novacut, Kdenlive, iMovie, Modul8
  • Graphic/Image: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Fireworks; Kira, Inkscape
  • Office Suites: Microsoft, LibreOffice
  • Course Management: Blackboard, Moodle, also Wordpress as a LMS
  • Version Control: Github, FTP

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Virginia Tech
Shanks Hall
Department of English
chris.a.lindgren@gmail.com