Welcome to the Digital CrossRhodes — the intersection of Vincent Rhodes' academic, artistic & professional lives.

Standing at the CrossRhodes

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

This is it. Not my first stab at a blog… but certainly the first self-hosted one. I’ve had a blog before as part of a previous class, but let it fall into disuse once the course concluded. The impetus for Digital CrossRhodes is yet again a PhD class. This time, however, I’d like to see the blog outlive the course.

While the next semester will certainly see this space filled mainly with posts pertaining to academia, I’ll also be sharing some of my creative endeavors and, perhaps, some reflections on my professional experiences. I considered constructing separate digital identities, but realized there was too much overlap. The paths cross too often. Besides, if I’m honest with myself, I’m a bit too busy (or, too lazy) to maintain multiple blogs.

As some of you may know, I’ve been pursuing my PhD in English at Old Dominion University (in the New Media & Professional Writing track) part-time. I have one class in Fall 2009 (ENGL 883: @PW: Social Media Theory) and one more class in Spring 2010 (hopefully, New Media Theory & Practice II, if it makes) to complete before I’m ready for dissertation seminar in Fall 2010. For more information about my day job, follow the ABOUT link at the top right of this page.

Thanks for joining me at the “crossrhodes.” Don’t worry about which path to take… They all eventually loop back and cross here again. I hope you enjoy the blog and choose to travel with me for a while on this digital journey.