This is the question we’ll be taking during this semester’s first class meeting, but I’ll give you a preview of the answer now: no one really knows. That’s an exaggeration. What I mean, what we will discover and explore in discussion tomorrow, is that there are so many answers to the questions “What is digital … More What Are We Doing Here?
In class on Thursday, 4/4, I will meet with each of you to discuss your final project idea, and make sure it’s ticking all the required boxes for the assignment. Ahead of those meetings, then, you should all brainstorm your final project, and answer the questions below (please bring a printed, hard copy of your … More Final Project Planning
One of the aspects of writing for digital media I’ve been hoping to impress upon you all this semester, is that the realm of “the digital” isn’t so much a singular, discrete entity, but rather a variety of forms, styles, and media that overlap and intersect with the forms, styles, and media we categorize as … More Your Final Digital Project: Stepping into New Narrative Realms
Today, as usual, we are going to have a peer response workshop that mirrors the principles of the unit we’ve been working in. We are going to build a collaborative, hypertext, interactive narrative by giving feedback to individual stories of our peers. In this document, you will find a Table of Contents. Each chapter relates to … More Choose Your Own Path: Interactive Narrative Workshop
The defining feature of an interactive narrative is active user participation: you must have a story, but your reader must participate in its progress or outcome. As we’ve seen from our reading, there are a variety of ways to engage your readers in your narrative, and a spectrum of how deeply you allow that reader … More If… Then… Writing Interactive Narrative
Creation requires influence. Ideas are not property. Discovery belongs to us all. These are just some of the ideas we’ll be exploring in our next unit: the remix. For perhaps the first time ever in your academic career, I am requiring you to plagiarize. In doing so, remember Kirby Ferguson’s mantra: Copy. Transform. Combine. Your task, … More This is the Remix
Today’s class is devoted to showing your works-in-progress to your classmates to get feedback on how you could expand on / revise / extend your guerrilla digital lit projects so that the work you hand in on Friday is the best possible version of itself. When you arrive in class, pull up your collaborative narrative … More Workshop: Guerrilla Digital Lit
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: to “hack” an existing Web 2.0 platform / space by planting a narrative where it was never designed to be. Ok, you actually have to accept this mission. But it’s as simple as that, so hopefully it’s an enjoyable one. What story you tell? Up to you. … More Guerrilla Lit Web 2.0