NATHANRIGGS

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PhD Candidate
Rhetorics, Communication,
and Information Design

Clemson University

Curriculum Vitae pdf (last edit 10/12/17)

Nathan D. Riggs

EDUCATION

PhD

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

MFA

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

BSS

Interdisciplinary, History and English
Ohio University | Spring 2008

AA

Sociology & Social Studies emphasis
Ohio University | Spring 2008

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Clemson University
Teaching Writing in the Sciences (2016)
CompTIA
A+ Internet Technology (IT) Certification (2012, expired)

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

Clemson University
Graduate Teacher of Record
Technical Writing (Fall 2017, Spring 2016)
Technical Writing Online (Summer 2017)
Accelerated Composition (Fall 2015-Fall 2015)
Moberly Area Community College (MACC)
Instructor
Developmental Writing (Fall 2013))
Rhetoric & Composition I (Spring 2012 - Spring 2013)
Rhetoric & Composition II (2013)
Bowling Green State University
Graduate Instructor
Rhetoric & Composition I (2010)
Rhetoric & Composition II (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012)
Craft of Poetry (Spring 2012)

EDITING EXPERIENCE

The Missouri Review
University of Missouri
Web Editor (2013-2014)
Web Administrator (2013-2014)
The Mid-American Review
Bowling Green State University
Assistant Editor (2010-2011)
Technical Editor (2011-2012)

PUBLICATIONS

"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.

Textbook Contribution

"Passing." Exercises for Poets: Double Bloom Workbook. Scott Minar & Edward Dougherty. 2007.

In-progress

"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.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

"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

SERVICE

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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

TECHNOLOGICAL PROFICIENCIES

Programming

HTML5
CSS3
Python
PHP
Java
JavaScript
Haxe
Perl

Content
Management

Blackboard
Canvas
Joomla
WordPress
DirtyCMS (developer)
Moodle
cPanel
MediaWiki

Media / Design

Adobe Premiere
Adobe Photoshop
GIMP
LibreOffice Suite
Scribus
Audacity
OpenMPT
LMMS

Other

JSON
Linux
Windows
Apple OSX
VirtualBox
MS-DOS (CLI)
Bash (CLI)
GitHub

Past Use: C, C++, BASIC, 6502 Assembly, QBasic, Turbo Pascal, SQL, VBScript, Visual Basic, OS/400

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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.