Hart-Davidson takes us into a coversation he has had online with a colleague at Southern Illinois regarding CMC in the writing classroom. Crump details some of the ongoing magic being woven into our "cousin" journal, RhetNet. Hanson and Pass start to describe a new Editor's Roundtable project being headed by Victor Vitanza and Ollie Oveido. Each of them invite Kairos readers to comment, critique and discuss.
These entries reflect Pixelated Rhetorics' aspirations to become a site of dialogue of issues important to the expanding and changing fields Kairos addresses. If the format seems familiar, it should; it appropriates Rhetoric Review's definition of the "Burkean Parlor" of academic discourse, with the newness (Heidegger's throwness ) of newcomers to an academic discussion in media res and a place others will recognize as the ongoing discourse of their field.
We also recognize the homonym "pixilated" ... whimsical and playful. The best kinds of Burkean Parlors always are.