Creating Time Through Design
Dawna Ballard presents a talk on “chronemics,” the study of the relationship between time and human communication. Ballard’s research focuses on how communication affects communities, organizations, and individuals. Her work explores the history and context of work-life balance in our contemporary “always-on,” information-overloaded, 24/7 multitasking culture. Particular to EMPAC, Ballard will explore a new perspective of chronemics in relation to time-based arts.
Dawna Ballard is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas Austin where she teaches courses on organizational communication, communication in groups, teams and communities, scale development, and chronemics. Ballard published and edited Work Pressures, a collection of research about the nature of pressure in the workplace. She is a Public Voices Fellow, Texas Program in Sports and Media Fellow, and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Identity as well as the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas Austin.