My name is Christopher Stuart. Welcome to my domain. I am currently a third-year PhD student in Clemson University's Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program (RCID) under the direction of Victor Vitanza. I have a master's degree in Literature and a master's certificate in the Teaching of Writing from Eastern Michigan University. My research interests are the following:
Stemming from research in digital literacy, I’m currently interested in emergent technology, transference and workflows through games and software, and the composer/consumer relationship.
I research the intersections of gaming and learning in analog and digital games. Areas of interest are typically failure, applying rhetorical principles, ludology, game-based learning, and the MDA framework.
More than a sandbox game, Minecraft has a lot to offer in terms of creative problem solving, spacial reasoning, transmediation, and coding.
Rhetorical invention and play is at the core of my pedagogy. This usually takes the form of drafting, fail-fast pedagogy, ludic invention, game-based pedagogy, and transmediation.