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

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

Unique Hypotheses: Peer Responses to Generative Literature

In Balpe’s “Principles and Processes of Generative Literature,” after establishing that generative texts abandon traditional linear narrative logic, and have an infinite variety, he goes on to discuss the impact this form of writing has on a reader: “…when a reader obtains a text, he obtains that text at a certain moment of his reading … More Unique Hypotheses: Peer Responses to Generative Literature

Finding Ourselves in Each Other’s Places

One of the most significant questions we’ve been asking about locative narratives is why? We’ve been wondering, of course, why writers are interested in site-specific stories, and why digital media technologies to locate stories in particular places are of value. We’ve been wondering why and how narratives that explore the relationship between place and story are … More Finding Ourselves in Each Other’s Places

Unique Hypotheses: Reading & Responding to Generative Literature

In Balpe’s “Principles and Processes of Generative Literature,” after establishing that generative texts abandon traditional linear narrative logic, and have an infinite variety, he goes on to discuss the impact this form of writing has on a reader: “…when a reader obtains a text, he obtains that text at a certain moment of his reading … More Unique Hypotheses: Reading & Responding to Generative Literature