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?
When we think of social media, most of us probably think of the simple act of liking and commenting on each others’ memes, pictures of kittens, Instant Pot recipes, and gym selfies. But what if we thought of our social media feeds as stories we were telling about ourselves, in real time? The storytelling and … More Social Media Studies
Today is all about setting up your digital writer’s journal — your website / blog — putting all the pieces in place to make your weekly updates easy and routine. The more work you do to establish an effective platform for your posts now, the easier it will be to find the time for these … More The Digital Writer’s Journal
Your final digital narrative asks you to perform one of the most crucial tasks facing any writer: that of returning to prior work, and revising it into a more fully-realized, complex, expanded version of itself. There’s a reason we call this act revision; it asks you, literally, to re-see the work, to re-imagine it completely. … More Re-VISION in the digital realm
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 series of interwoven bits and pieces — some digital, some physical, some embodied, some binary. We can see this … More Unleashing the Creative Klepto: The Final Digital Narrative
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 today’s collaborative class notes document, you will again find a Table of … More Choose Your Action: Interactive Narrative Peer 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 Narratives
Throughout our unit on location-based narratives, we’ve spent a lot of time discussing the significance of layering, and the ways in which digital tools and technologies allow us to create or reveal a narrative layer onto a physical or fictional place. What we haven’t said, at least not explicitly, is that this can be seen … More A Garden of Overlapping Paths: Generative Workshopping Location-Based Narratives