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 »

  • Spring 2016 Announcement

    What does it mean to write creatively in digital media? Is it any different than writing for the printed page? How can we explore the expressive potential of digital media spaces? This course, offered by Dr. Leonardo Flores this Spring 2016 semester on Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:00-7:15 pm) will be dedicated to a series… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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.  

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Week 14: Uncreative Writing

    Monday, November 10 Tuesday classes scheduled. Class doesn’t meet. Wednesday, November 12 Activity: Readings of Markov remixed works. Friday, November 14 Readings: Read the Introduction to Uncreative Writing by Kenneth Goldsmith. Read Chapters 2 & 5 of Uncreative Writing. Be prepared to take quiz and discuss material. Assignment (for Monday, November 17) Find a text… Read more »

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    Week 13: Writing in/on Time

    Monday, November 3 Readings: Leonardo Flores, “Ana María Uribe’s Poetic Media Migration“ Ana María Uribe, “Anipoemas“ Dan Waber and Marko Niemi “A as in Dog“ Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, “Bust Down the Doors!“ William Poundstone, “Project for Tachistoscope“ Assignment Write a brief blog entry analyzing one of the assigned works. Share your entry in our… Read more »

  • Week 12: Visual Poetry

    Monday, October 27 Sound poetry presentations and discussion. Wednesday, October 29 Read “Pilot Plan for Concrete Poetry“ Explore UbuWeb Historical, especially works by: Guillaume Apollinaire Bob Brown Haraldo de Campos Ian Hamilton Finlay Mary Ellen Solt Write an analysis of one concrete poem in your blog and share it in our Pinterest Board. Lecture: Looking… Read more »

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    Week 11: Sounding Poetry

    Monday, October 20 Explore Penn Sound Sonorous Poetry Write a poem that uses sound in powerful and meaningful ways. Possible devices: repetition, rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, consonance, assonance, etc. Publish the poem in your blog and share it with the class in our Pinterest Board. Assignment: explore UbuWeb Sound, especially Happy New Ear. Write a short… Read more »