No Less Real or True: Where the Physical and the Digital Intersect, Overlap, and Re-imagine Each Other

We watched Catfish so that we could all begin thinking about the impermanent, ever-changing, and sometimes unreliable nature of digital identity, not as a mask, or a fake self, but rather as a series of interwoven bits and pieces of multiple selves, some physical, some psychic, some embodied, some digital. This, I think, echos something … More No Less Real or True: Where the Physical and the Digital Intersect, Overlap, and Re-imagine Each Other

The Garden of Overlapping Paths: Peer Responses to 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 The Garden of Overlapping Paths: Peer Responses to Location-Based Narratives

Writing in Place: Drafting a Location-Based Narrative

Your assignment will be to make a digital story that reveals or creates a narrative layer to a physical place that a person in that physical place wouldn’t be aware of without the digital component. The first and most important task you need to undertake in order to begin writing your own location-based narrative is … More Writing in Place: Drafting a Location-Based Narrative

Choose an Action: Interactive 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 hypertext, multimedia interactive narrative by giving feedback to individual stories of our peers. I’ve created a series of hyperlinked Google Docs organized around the principles of … More Choose an Action: Interactive Peer Workshop

Mash-Up Memes

Today, we’re going to practice the fine art of using found content to create something new, by using the super-accessible art form of the meme! I want us to see how we can take up the challenge of creativity within the constraints of found content. Your challenge is as follows: to use the images and … More Mash-Up Memes