Featured Image

Weeks 5 – 6: From Twine to Fandom

Monday, February 15 Academic Recess. Class does not meet. Wednesday, February 17 Anticipating University closure due to student protests, we will do these activities online. Class will not meet today. Sign up for a fandom group using this Google Document (UPR login required). Once groups are ready (I will identify when they are): Create a… Read more »

Featured Image

Week 4: Twine

Monday, February 8 Read: Anna Anthropy‘s Queers in Love at the End of the World, and Hunt for the Gay Planet. Assignment: Download and Install Twine 2.0 on your computer. Read the Twine 2 Guide. Begin writing an original hypertext work (genre up to you) as you do the Learning Twine Tutorial. Save your work… Read more »

Featured Image

Week 3: HTML to Hypertext

Monday, February 1 Open a Dropbox account. Get an HTML editor (suggestions) Write a story or poem in a standalone HTML Web page. The page must be hand-coded (no WYSIWYG editors) The page must have multimedia elements that enhance the work. Publish your .htm or .html file in your Dropbox public folder. Write a brief… Read more »

Featured Image

Week 2: Basic Code Literacy

Monday, January 25 Read “Is Coding the New Literacy?“ Open an account in Codecademy and do units 1 & 2 of the HTML & CSS Tutorial. Create an About page for yourself in HTML and save in this shared folder (UPR login needed). Special characters look weird? This resource can help. How to render and… Read more »

Featured Image

Week 1: Spring 2016 Startup

Wednesday, January 20 Here are the tasks to get you started: Develop a blog using a platform of your choice. This will become your online portfolio. Write a “Hello World” which describes you as a writer. Think of it as your manifesto. Sign up to join the Flores’ UPRM Courses Slack. Join the #digcreativewriting channel…. Read more »

Featured Image

Week 17: This Week’s Final Assignment Will Blow Your Mind!

Monday, December 1 Present your idea for a work of electronic literature. How does it engage digital media? Read: “Memory Slam” by Nick Montfort Check out completed novels at “NaNoGenMo“ Read: “Memory” by Pedro Javier Valle Visit Lulu.com and read entry on “The Black Book” by Jean Keller Visit Twine Wednesday, December 3 Read Executive… Read more »

Featured Image

Final Project: Electronic Literature

Your final project will be a work that engages the potential of digital media for your creative writing. This project can be as elaborate or minimalist as possible in its engagement with digital media. It can be an elaboration or further exploration of a previous project developed in this class. Here’s a definition: A rule… Read more »

Featured Image

Week 16: Creative Coding

Monday, November 24 Taroko Gorge remix workshop. Use DIY Taroko Gorge Remix. Assignment: Complete and publish your Taroko Gorge remixes. Write a brief blog entry introducing your remix and linking to it. Share link to blog in Pinterest Group. Wednesday, November 26 Readings of Taroko Gorge remixes.  

Featured Image

DIY Taroko Gorge Remix

Here’s how to create your own “Taroko Gorge” remix in # easy steps: You will need: A computer – smartphones and tablets aren’t good for this kind of job. A plain text editor – word processing programs won’t work because they add code to the text. (Here are some suggestions for Windows users. Mac users… Read more »

Featured Image

Week 15: Remix

Monday, November 17 Class does not meet today. Read your group members’ uncreative writing pieces and comment on them. Choose one work from each group to share in class on Tuesday. Tuesday, November 18 Presentation of selected uncreative writing pieces. Read Taroko Gorge (2009). Read the poem all the way to the end. Write a… Read more »