Curriculum Vitae pdf (last edit 10/12/17)
Nathan D. Riggs
College of Arts, Architecture, and Humanities,
Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design Program
Clemson University | Expected Spring 2018
Dissertation Title: "Persuasive Intelligence: On the Construction of Rhetorethical Cognitive Machines" (exams passed with distinction)
Committee: Steve Katz (chair), Charles Starkey, Jan Holmevik, Pamela Mack
Department of English (Creative Writing, Poetry)
Bowling Green State University | Spring 2012
Thesis Title: "The Death and Subsequent Decomposition of the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary"
Committee: Sharona Muir (chair), Larissa Szporluk
Interdisciplinary, History and English
Ohio University | Spring 2008
Sociology & Social Studies emphasis
Ohio University | Spring 2008
Graduate Teacher of Record
Technical Writing Online (Summer 2017)
Accelerated Composition (Fall 2015-Fall 2015)
Rhetoric & Composition I (Spring 2012 - Spring 2013)
Rhetoric & Composition II (2013)
Rhetoric & Composition II (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012)
Craft of Poetry (Spring 2012)
University of Missouri
Web Administrator (2013-2014)
Bowling Green State University
Technical Editor (2011-2012)
"Head On Collision, Early Evening," "Look, Man—," "Osama Bin Laden Wants to Friend Me on Facebook." Children, Churches & Daddies. August-October 2011.
"Only their eyes were left," "Nietzsche, on Realizing the Error and Truth of his Philosophy Too Late," "Why Some Carnivores Still Need Shells." Indigo Rising Magazine. January 2011.
"Passing." Exercises for Poets: Double Bloom Workbook. Scott Minar & Edward Dougherty. 2007.
"1,944 Facts That Explain Why You Can't Escape The Vast Prison Of Language! (#1625 Will Blow. Your. Mind.)." Webtext for Textshop Experiments, Flash Reason(eon): Finding, Making, and Experiencing Meanings & Ethics. Iss. 5. Co-edited by S. Andrew Stowe and Sergio C. Figueiredo. Abstract accepted.
"Antimony / Antinomy / Autonomy: Rhetoric and Ethics in an Age of Agential Machines." Aiming for Philosophy & Rhetoric, 2018.
"Re-Reinventing 'Disclosure': Confessional, Spiritual, Mystical, and Ethical-Artificial Experience as a Personal Basis of Rhetorical Scholarship." Nathan Riggs, Steven B. Katz, Mari Ramler, Dale Sullivan. 18th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May 2018 (forthcoming).
Game-Changing Rhetoric: Compassion, Community & Identity in World-building Play." Nathan Riggs, Kate Hanzalik, Daniel Frank, Colette Arrand. 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. May 2016.
"Accelerating Agents, Rhetorical Objects: New Materialisms and the Precipice of Change." Nathan Riggs, Joshua Wood, Colette Arrand. 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. May 2016.
"The Making—and Breaking—of Eidolon One." Carolina Rhetorics Conference, Clemson, South Carolina, 2015.
Roundtable for "Collapsing Cultures & Darkened Dreamscapes: Societies and Imaginations in a State of Disorder." With Lawrence Coates. Battleground States Conference, Bowling Green, Ohio. Feb 23 3012.
"Generating Poetry through Moving Images," Nathan Riggs and Colette Arrand. Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, Ohio. Fall 2012.
"Dissonance in Language and Imagery," Winter Wheat Writing Festival, Bowling Green, Ohio. Nov. 13 2011.
"Booze, Drugs and Writers: An Exploration of Substance Abuse in the Literary Arts." Winter Wheat Writing Festival, Bowling Green, Ohio. Nov. 14 2010.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Digital Creativity Faculty, Clemson University Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing and Creativity, 2016
Funding from Graduate Student Government for Visiting Writer, 2016, $700
Digital Rhetoric Collaborative (DRC) fellow, 2015-2016, $500
Peer Reviewer for Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society, 2016
Peer Reviewer for Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, 2016
Organizing Committee, Carolina Rhetoric Conference, Clemson University. 2017-2018
President, Society of the Third Sophistic, Clemson University. 2016-2017
Senator, Graduate Student Government, Clemson University. 2016-2017
Advertisement Designer, RCID Research Forum, 2015-2016
Web Administrator, Society of the Third Sophistic, 2015-2016
Facilitator of Common Reading Program, Clemson University. 2014-2015
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA), 2014-current
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 2014-current
The New Centre for Research and Practice, 2015-current
Free Software Foundation (FSF), 2017-current
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017-current
IEEE Communications Society, 2017-current
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2017-current
IEEE Professional Communication Society, 2017-current
IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, 2017-current
Media / DesignAdobe Premiere
Past Use: C, C++, BASIC, 6502 Assembly, QBasic, Turbo Pascal, SQL, VBScript, Visual Basic, OS/400
ethics; science writing; professional and technical communication; media studies; history of technology; robotics and artificial intelligence; digital and computational rhetorics; code studies; philosophy of language & mind; history of rhetoric
References are available upon request.