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RIA # 78: Dr. Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder on Researching Mobility Technologies

Dr. Ehren Pflugfelder

Dr. Ehren Pflugfelder

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder, an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University, where he teaches courses in rhetoric, new media, and technical and science writing. He has a a PhD in rhetoric and composition, with a focus in technical writing, from Purdue University, an MA from Case Western Reserve University, and a BSE from Slippery Rock University. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Ehren now calls Corvallis, OR home. His research has appeared in the journals Technical Communication, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Kairos, College English, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Communication Design Quarterly. His monograph, Communicating Technology and Mobility: A Material Rhetoric for Transportation has recently been published for the Routledge series Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Ehren’s Research on Mobility and Technology [00:00-15:12]

In this first segment, Ehren shares about some of the questions driving his research on mobility and technology.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: The Future of Mobility [15:13-26:45]

In segment two, Ehren discusses self-driving vehicles and flying cars.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-11:06]: Ehren’s New Book Project on Bioengineering

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-07:02]: Ehren’s Research on Reddit

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

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