Week 6: Bots!

Monday, March 19 In class: lecture on bots What is a Twitter Bot? Genre: Bot Assignment Explore Twitter Bots in the ELC3 Write a 1-paragraph response to one of the bots and post it in our Facebook Group with a link to the bot on Twitter before next class. Wednesday, March 21 In class: bot… Read more »

Week 5: Unraveling your Twine

Monday, March 12 In class: Twine Workshop Assignment: Revise Twine games and prepare how to tutorials. Wednesday, March 14 In class: How to tutorials How to add random elements? How to add a health bar or some other variable that can change state? How to add sound & video? How to set multiple background images?… Read more »

Week 4: Twine Games

Monday, March 5 In class: discuss Twine games & Twine. Assignment: Read a different Twine game from the ELC3. Post a 1 paragraph comment about the Twine game, on the post linking to your Twine game in our Facebook Group. Download and explore Twine. Come to class with an idea about a Twine Game you… Read more »

Week 3: WordPress & Hypertext

Monday, February 26 In class: introduction to WordPress Assignment: Read “25 Best Examples of About Me Pages“ Develop an About Me page for your blog. Share link to About Me page in our Facebook Group. Wednesday, February 28 In class: About Me page workshop Assignment: Read “My Body“ Read “Patterns of Hypertext“ Friday, March 2… Read more »

Week 2: Hand Coding

Monday, February 19 In class: HTML basics. Collabedit. Assignment: HTML Work: Write a story, poem, or other short work using HTML, images, audio, backgrounds and formatting. Bring your work in a USB drive in a folder that with the HTML file and all the assets. Read How to Choose a Domain Name and come to… Read more »

Week 1: Spring 2018 Startup

Welcome to Digital Creative Writing! This semester we will be exploring our creativity with language in digital media environments. Here’s some basic information on the course: Syllabus Dr. Leonardo Flores Our Facebook Group Wednesday, February 14 In class: Introduction to the course. Assignments: For Friday: Join our Facebook Group. Share a link to a Web… Read more »

Final Exam: Portfolio Presentations

Wednesday, May 18 The exam will be from 12:00-2:00 pm in CH-326. Fill in this self evaluation form for the second half of the semester (UPR login required). Final Portfolios: Prepare a portfolio that features your best work done in this class, but also links to all other assignments and your blog. Share a link… Read more »

Weeks 16-17: Performances and Portfolios

Monday, May 2 Class meets in La Cueva de Tarzán for the I ♥︎ E-Poetry Café Bonus opportunity: read one of your works. Webyarn Remix due (see Slack channel for details). Wednesday, May 4 Webyarn Remix due today. Instructions: rename the reveal folder with your first name. compress (zip) the folder. Upload it to this… Read more »

Weeks 14-15: Multimedia Writing Frameworks and Performances

Monday, April 18 Read entries on Alan Bigelow’s Webyarns and “My Life in 3 Parts“ Assignment: Tweet your GIF poems before class on April 20. Give it a title and use the following hashtags: #engl3238 #gifpoetry #NPM16 #NationalPoetryMonth Wednesday, April 20 Read 3 of the following works: “A Change of Heart“ “The Shootout“ “Fast Forward™“… Read more »

Week 13: Moving Words

Monday, April 11 GIF Poetry Hippani, PicGIF Lite Wednesday, April 13 Explore Strings, Video Poetry, Kinetic Typography, Video at the ELC3 Friday, April 15 Class meets online through this assignment. Assignment, Part 1 Write 2 short GIF poems or one long one, Post it/them in our Slack group before 4:30 pm on Friday. Assignment, Part… Read more »

  • Weeks 10-12: Netprov

    Week 10: Spring Break Weeks 11-12: Netprov Monday, March 28 Generative writing draft workshop Bot ethics: “Microsoft Chat Bot Goes on Racist, Genocidal Twitter Rampage“ Introduction to netprov: What are moments in your life when you tend to tune out? What are moments when you’d like to be anywhere but there? How might others appreciate… Read more »

  • Generative Writing Assignment

    The goal of this assignment is to write a generative work, using one of the frameworks we’ve studied in class this week. Options A Twitter bot, using Cheap Bots, Done Quick! A Taroko Gorge remix A Memory Slam remix Guidelines Bring an operational draft of your generative work to class on Monday, March 28. We… Read more »

  • Week 9: Bots and Generative Writing

    Monday, March 14 Discussion of Bot genre: Read “What is a Twitter Bot?“ Read the Bot Collection in the ELC3 Explore the Genre: Bot resource in I ♥ E-Poetry Assignment: Post a link to and response to a bot that interests you in our Slack by Friday, March 11 Explore Cheap Bots, Done Quick! Post… Read more »

  • Week 8: Writing in Social Media

    Monday, March 7 Micro literature presentations Discuss image macro memes. Discuss rage comics memes. Discuss other kinds of memes. Assignment: Write 3 memes: one image macro, one rage comic, and one other kind. Try to push the form beyond jokes. Post memes on Twitter, using the following hashtags: #engl3238 #meme Wednesday, March 9 Class does… Read more »

  • Week 7: Fandom & Social Media

    Monday, February 29 Remaining group presentations on fandom. Bring a draft of a fanfic (blog post, HTML page, Twine, whatever) to share with your group, based on the fandom you’ve been studying. Wednesday, March 2 Fan fiction assignment due before midnight on Friday, March 4. Publish your fanfic in an online community. Write a blog… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »