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Spring 1996

Beginning with the first issue of Kairos the editorial staff has taken on the project of beginning to define a new format, called Pixelated Rhetorics. There shouldn't, there can't, be a final and enduring definition of this format; however, it must also be given some shape. So, what Jeff Galin, Richard Selfe, and Dean Fontenot of the Kairos,  Editorial Board began in January, Eric Crump, Bill Hart-Davidson and the team of Amy Hanson and Elizabeth Pass continue here. Each of these authors has accepted the challenge of the blank pixeled slate -- and the "form" each takes in Pixelated Rhetorics is apropos for the space created by Kairos.

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.

  • See Eric Crump's contribution
  • See Bill Hart-Davidson's contribution
  • See Amy Hanson's & Elizabeth Pass' contribution
  • Re-visit Spring 1996 Pixelated Rhetorics

    KAIROS Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments.
    Vol. 1 No. 2 Summer 1996