KairosCast promotes original and challenging work exploring the possibilities afforded by audio and video media. We welcome submissions and proposals that engage the Kairos mission (rhetoric, technology, pedagogy and the intersections thereof), exist in primarily audio and/or video media, and do not obviously fall into other sections of the journal. For full submission guidelines to Kairos, including style guide and description of its sections, please see You can read more about how to participate with KairosCast at
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Jan 15, 2019

Courtney Danforth and Sean Zdenek discuss captioning and his Fall 2018 Kairos webtext, "Designing Captions: Disruptive Experiments with Typography, Color, Icons, and Effects."

Nov 21, 2016

It's almost Thanksgiving, and we at KairosCast are especially thankful for smart people in our field who are willing to share their perspectives with us. In that spirit, we have a real Thanksgiving-week treat for you in the form of an interview with Karl Stolley, author of the widely-circulated webtext, "The Lo-Fi Manifesto." See more details and links to resources mentioned in the article at

Aug 31, 2016

Kicking off year three of KairosCast (year three!), we make a happy introduction for a new member of the Kcast team: Lauren Neefe, our first Kcast fellow! Then we visit with Cydney Alexis to discuss the progression of her Instagram project, #writinglandscapes. We're switching up a few things this season, so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any of the great content we have in store. For more details about this episode, and for more Kairoscast, visit

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Jan 1, 2016

Happy new year, and happy 20th anniversay to Kairos! This episode is released with a special issue ofKairos, and we're delighted to bring you a packed episode with some fantastic segments discussing new and big ideas about how scholars are using technology in their research and teaching. We're also getting ready for some new content and changes around here, so listen and join us!

Perhaps the most exciting thing for us is the announcement that we are looking for applications for our first KairosCast fellow. This is a new, one-year renewable position created specifically to invite YOU to join the KairosCast team, to help produce content and support the KairosCast network. We're quite excited about the potential here, so if you've a mind to collaborate and work with sound in academic contexts, this might be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Download the call here (PDF, 98KB), and send us your application by 1 February.

We also feature the first of many conversations with Cydney Alexis, and we'll be following her project #writinglandscapes as it develops over the course of the next year. And she's inviting all of you to participate. Here's a quick synopsis of the project from Cydney:

#writinglandscapes is a 365 (photo a day) project taking place on the social media site Instagram. Each day, I upload one photo—either mine or another person’s—to my #writinglandscapes account. Through these photos, I am attempting to materialize the intellectual labor and material realities of being a writing studies scholar. Sometimes the photos capture the material culture and practices of writing; others try to visually represent ideas pursued by writing studies scholars. Contribute by tagging @writinglandscapes or using the #writescapes hashtag.

Also, as a reminder, you can now add KairosCast to your favorite RSS reader with the following URL: You can find us us in iTunes now, and with any luck, we'll be on Stitcher shortly. Enjoy the episode, and subscribe!

May 26, 2015

Computers & Writing Conference is just around the corner, and this is a conference very near and dear to many in the Kairos community. Not only does this episode look ahead to and discuss the conference, but your faithful KairosCast hosts will be there with digital recorders in hand! Courtney and Harley are co-leading a pre-conference workshop on the nuts and bolts of putting together podcasts and other sonic texts, as well as participating in a roundtable panel on Sunday about academic podcasting. When not busy with that, they'll be asking questions, conducting interviews, capturing soundscapes, and encouraging YOU to do the same. Bring a recorder, or just download an app to your phone, and join in the fun.

Also, we're happy to report that we've changed podcast hosts from Soundcloud to LibSyn, and you can now add KairosCast to your favorite RSS reader with the following URL: With any luck, you'll be able to find us in iTunes in the very near future. Enjoy the episode, and subscribe!