I am Assistant Director of the Critical Writing Program at University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design. My research explores rhetorical dynamics among criticism, information, and art associated with aesthetic, technological, and theoretical innovations. In addition to writing, my teaching experience includes technical communication, science writing, history of infotech, new media theory, document design, and video production. Recent activity below. Drop me a line: matthewjosborn[at]gmail[dot]com.

“Aesthetics of Rhetoric During Timbre”

εὕρηκαArchimedes’ apocryphal eureka moment. From Historical and Critical Information about the Life, Inventions and Writings of Archimedes of Syracuse by Count Giammaria Mazzuchelli, published in Brescia, Italy, 1737.

Note, 1/17/18: I’ve received word my article on sonic aesthetics has moved into the formatting stage and will be forthcoming soon. The article is a webtext that includes audio samples of the timbres in question. For the sake of prudence, I’ve removed the teaser originally linked here. Announcement of publication and official link should be available shortly.