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David M Rieder is Associate Professor of English, Director of the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program (CRDM), and Co-Director of Circuit Research Studio at NC State University. His research is at the intersections of digital media theory, digital rhetoric/writing, physical computing, and digital humanities. Recent publications and some of his digital works can be found in Kairos, Computers and Composition Online, Hyperrhiz, Present Tense, Itineration, and Enculturation. Three recent digital works were in exhibitions at Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), in 2012 and 2014; others have been on display at national and regional conferences. His forthcoming book with Parlor Press is titled Suasive Iterations: Rhetoric, Writing, and Physical Computing.
I am honored to join the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University as Assistant Professor of Digital Media. Prior to joining NC State, I worked as as a post-doctoral fellow on the Virtual Environments Real User Study (VERUS). VERUS, led by SRI International, was a multi-site, interdisciplinary research program sponsored by the US government. It involved an innovative and collaborative mixture of qualitative and quantitative approaches, applied to the study of connections between avatars in virtual environments such as World of Warcraft and Second Life, and their real world users.