The editors of this special issue invite technical and professional communication (TPC) scholars, teachers, and practitioners to re-engage with archives as they are reconfigured by automation and algorithmic culture. Three key questions shape this project:
(1) What praxes and methodologies are needed in our field’s pedagogy and research in relation to archives, their automation, and digital aggregations?
(2) How might re-theorizing the archive in TPC help us reimagine the future of its development and use?
(3) How might TPC practitioners disrupt the colonialism and violence of archiving, and build new decolonial repositories for the field?