What does it mean to write in the 21st century? The W.R.I.T.E. Lab is a space for exploring this question through innovative, interdisciplinary studies at the intersection of writing, rhetoric, information, technology and ecology. In theory and method, we work to disclose how various modes of composing and performance engender identities, informatics, publics, policies, literacies, civic participation, and cultural activities in local and globalized settings. We bring together scholars, artists, students, teachers, and community leaders to sponsor problem-driven projects, public events, scholarly talks and publications, experiential curriculum, and community advocacy.