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, crockpot recipes, and selfies. But what if we thought of our social media feeds as stories we were telling about ourselves, in real time? The storytelling and narrative potential … More Platform Presentations
In Monday’s class, we’ll be talking about digital writing again: what it is, how we can spot it, how it differs from analog writing and doesn’t, how traditional ways of thinking about genre won’t cut it anymore. I wanted to take some time before then to remind us all that we are engaged in digital … More What is Digital Writing?
Today is all about setting up your digital writer’s journal — putting all the pieces in place to make your weekly updates and entries easy and routine. The more work you do now to establish an effective platform for your posts, the easier it will be to find the time for these weekly sessions of … More The Digital Journal
Art is theft. — Pablo Picasso What Austin Kleon calls “creative kleptomania” has been given many names by many different artists, writers, and makers throughout history. Sampling. Remixing. Uncreative writing. Plagiarism. Whatever you call it, the idea at its core is simple, if abrasive: nothing we create is fully original. Everything builds on what came … More Creative Kleptomaniacs
Class this week will be a bit of a free-for-all, by which I mean, you’ll ALL be FREE to choose the work that makes the most sense for the stage you’re at with your final project. Over the course of this week, you will all meet with me one-on-one (or one-on-group) to discuss your plans … More ReVISION of the DIGITAL
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
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