Eyman exploration of digital rhetoric sheds lights on the landscape of digital relationships. HCI is an interdisciplinary field within computer science. It studies the interactions between people and computer technology. HCI is more aligned with computer science; however, it aligns with digital rhetoric in terms of how people use technology systems. In the forming of relationships it requires time, attention and collaborations. This is what Eyman suggested in the chapter, that for field to be impactful, they would benefit from collaboration. He encourages digital rhetoricians to actively participate in other disciplines as it open doors for learning opportunities and relationship building in the academic landscape.
Engaging In Broader Academic Landscape
Scholars and Practitioners can engage in broader academic landscape by connecting in HCI, Critical Code Studies and Digital Rhetoric. Eyman sees this engagement as essential for the growth and development of digital rhetoric; providing opportunities, collaborations and mutual learning. Connections can be made in ways of leveraging social media platform to connect with scholars and practitioners. By engaging in conversations, sharing relevant research findings and creating digital presence that fosters connections. X formerly known as twitter is a perfect example for sharing insights on the rhetorical aspects of user interface design and actively participating in relevant hashtags and connecting with professionals in HCI and critical code studies. In my last post I spoke about the impact of media messages, technology and platforms on society which is an example of JD. Applen’s perspective on new and old media.
They can also engage by conferences. Interdisciplinary conferences, by attending and presenting at conferences that bridge the gap between digital rhetoric and related disciplines. Attract scholars from HCI and critical code studies to facilitate face-to-face interactions, showcasing how insights from digital rhetoric can enhance HCI Practices.