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The Trace innovation initiative is a research endeavor developed and maintained by the University of Florida’s Department of English. Trace works at the intersection of writing studies, digital media studies, and ecocriticism. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of media. Trace acts as a hub for several distinct projects including an online journal, Sequentials, ARCs, and MassMine for which we are always seeking submissions. We welcome submissions that contribute to the theorization and invention of nature, technology, and culture.

Our current faculty and graduate student’s Trace projects include work with or about:

  • 3D Modeling and 3D Printing
  • Animal Studies
  • Applied Visual Rhetoric and Comic Studies
  • Artificial Intelligence/Life
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Circulation studies
  • Comic studies
  • Critical code studies
  • Datamining
  • Digital Game Design and Game Studies
  • Digital Pedagogy
  • E-Waste
  • Ecocriticism
  • Hacking and DIY
  • Media Archaeology
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Motion Capture Technologies and Kinetic Rhetoric
  • Posthumanism
  • Translation Studies
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Visual Rhetoric