Unleashing the Creative Klepto: The Final Digital Narrative

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

Choose Your Action: Interactive Narrative Peer Workshop

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

A Garden of Overlapping Paths: Generative Workshopping Location-Based 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

This is the Remix

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 narrative. 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 … More This is the Remix