2015 journal article

Access(ing) the Coordination of Writing Networks

Computers and Composition, 38, 68–78.

By: D. Walls*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: Crossref
Added: November 21, 2020

In this article, I engage the discussion of access within the field of computers and writing and revisit the issue of the digital divide. My discussion of access focuses on operationalizing access as what Annette Powell calls “access(ing)” (2007), a process of enacting and coordination between humans and nonhumans. Drawing on Actor-Network Theory and digital literacy narrative methodology, I present the story of Diana as a problematic case study through which I ask scholars to think about accessing in deeply ecological and newly traceable ways. I end by noting that stories like Diana's challenge researchers to think of accessing as enacted, distributed, and traceable across networks.