I’m happy to have started freelancing with Qnary. As part of their Q-Network, and in line with cgerben consulting, I’ll be creating social media content for leading influencers in the fields of advertising, media planning/buying, technology, and food and health/fitness consulting.
If you’d like to find out how I can help you or your company grow your content and reputation, please check out my consulting page.
As part of the annual CCCC conference, I am sharing a presentation titled “Perceptual Beta: The Importance of Changing Terms for Online and ‘New’ Writing with Our Students,” the full text of which can be read here.
The (slightly altered) slides can be found here, and the script can be seen here.
For more information (including full data, redistribution, etc.) please contact me directly.
The chill rains have come and gone. The days full of twilight are at their end. The winter–spent staring out a window, waiting for spring–has reached its conclusion.
It’s time for spring. For a new year. For baseball, and a return to our normal, full lives.
For over two years at Stanford I taught an undergraduate course called “Sounds of Stanford.” The course asked students to choose topics of local and personal interest, conduct archival and primary research, record and produce podcasts in groups of other students (creating hour-long episodes), and then post their products to the Stanford Digital Repository.
With the help of Jonathan Manton (now at Yale) and the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, I’m very happy to announce that all of the students’ materials (including scripts, works cited, and bonus materials) is now officially hosted in the Stanford Libraries’ system, where it will live on forever (or until California falls into the sea.)
Sadly, only Stanford affiliates can access the materials, but you can see them here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/fk441ps0303
I’m very honored and happy to have a piece published in Across the Disciplines. My multimedia piece, “Author in the Arts: Composing and Collaborating in Text, Music, and the Visual Arts,” revisits a course I took in undergrad at Michigan that started my fascination with collaboration and the intersection of writing, speaking, and multimodality.
There are no individual song posts, but hop on over to the Music page to see the full track listing for this year’s 2015 Year in Review compilation. I’m hoping to post some links and stories about a few in the coming days/weeks. Until then, here are the songs in case you don’t want to make the jump with me:
1. “Betray My Heart,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard [Black Messiah]
2. “Make You Better,” The Decemberists [What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World]
3. “Sound & Color,” Alabama Shakes [Sound & Color]
4. “Should Have Known Better,” Sufjan Stevens [Carrie & Lowell]
5. “Pedestrian At Best,” Courtney Barnett [Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit]
6. “Under a Rock,” Waxahatchee [Ivy Tripp]
7. “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas,” Beach Slang [The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us]
8. “That’s Love,” Oddisee [The Good Fight]
9. “Waitress,” Hop Along [Painted Shut]
10. “Ship to Wreck,” Florence & The Machine [How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful]
11. “Sprinter,” TORRES [Sprinter]
12. “24 Frames,” Jason Isbell [Something More Than Free]
13. “Sprained Ankle,” Julien Baker [Sprained Ankle]
14. “Stay On My Shore,” Joan Shelley [Over and Even]
15. “Maggie I’ve Been Searching For Our Son,” Craig Finn [Faith in the Future]
16. “Sleeper Hold,” Saintseneca [Such Things]
17. “What Part of Me,” Low [Ones and Sixes]
18. “Bad Blood,” Ryan Adams 
19. “One,” Moving Panoramas [One]
20. “Baby When I Close My Eyes,” Sweet Spirit [Cokomo]
21. “Disciple,” Tame Impala [Currents]
22. “June,” Prince [HITNRUN Phase One]
If your first thought on my experience is, “Meh, too academic,” then let me start by saying, “You’ve got some attitude, mister.”
But beyond that, I get it.
So, apart from the academic-ness of my CV, I’ve uploaded a new short-form resume highlighting my skills and interests beyond the classroom. Enjoy.
Look at that!
Brand new logo. Brand new colors. And (mostly) brand new content. I hope you enjoy the new Chris Gerben as much as the old Chris Gerben does. Let both of us know if anything looks amiss.
I’m woefully behind on updating this site. Ending our tenure in California, and beginning anew in Austin, took more out of my schedule than I realized. Fear not, though. Every page on this site is currently being updated and revised. Brand new content on the way!
Meanwhile, this is relatively more up to date, and has a way better photo than anything you’ll currently see here: https://www.stedwards.edu/directory/employees/christopher-andrew-gerben
The new year is upon us. After their victory today, Detroit is now on pace to go 162-0 in the 2015 season. I have no reason to doubt this.
Go Tigers. Happy New Year.