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Final Assignment: Portfolio Blog Entry Write a blog entry that lists and links to the work you’ve done this semester. The entry must be written in the style of a listicle and should encourage readers to click on the links to your works. The entry should have a featured image that represents your work. The… Read more »

Weeks 13-15: Electronic Literature

Final (Exam) Assignment: Framework, Hacked, Remixed Works The goal of this assignment is to create a work of electronic literature based on an established framework or hacking/remixing the source code of another work of electronic literature. The works assigned from May 11-May 16 will showcase possible frameworks or hackable/remixable works. Choose one and build a… Read more »

Week 12: Video Works

Have you completed your Self-Evaluation?. Monday, April 30 In class: discussion of videopoetry and video narrative, including “Lazy Cat” by txt stories. Assignment: Identify video editing software, apps, screen capture software, and other tools and share links to them in our Facebook page. Write down one (or several) concepts you’d like do develop in a… Read more »

Weeks 10-11: GIFS and Videopoetry

Monday, April 16 In class: Discuss original memes Assignment: publish final versions of original memes on Twitter, using #DigitalCreativeWriting tag. Wednesday, April 18 In class: lecture on moving language American Chopper meme GIF GIF Poetry, #gifpoetry GIF Making tools in our Tools Document. Assignment: Share GIFs that incorporate language in our Facebook Group, along with a… Read more »

Week 9: Creative Memery

Monday, April 9 In class: discussion of meme formats, rhetorical strategies, and meme making tools. Assignment: Read “The Wired Guide to Memes“ Create a meme adapting one of the formats we’ve discussed in class. Share it in our Facebook Group. Wednesday, April 10 In class: discussion of created memes Assignment: Revise and share your first… Read more »

Week 8: Netprov

Monday, April 2 In class: final bot-sharing workshop Assignment: Finish your bot. Write a brief post about your bot in your blog, including an image and a link to your bot. Share a link to your post in our Facebook Group and on Twitter, using the following hashtags: #DigitalCreativeWriting #bot Wednesday, April 4 In class:… Read more »

Week 6 & 7: 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Week 10: Writing Poetry

    Monday, October 13 Holiday – class does not meet. Wednesday, October 15 Read Chapter 8 in the CICW. Chose one writing exercise from the chapter and write a poem. Publish the poem in your blog and share it with the class in our Pinterest Board. Be prepared to read your poem out loud. Friday, October… Read more »

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    Week 9: Netprov Wrap

    Monday, October 6 Discuss narrative performances See Theopolis College Storify for an example. Group work: Identify where your stories can be found. Discuss what stories remain to be performed. Discuss how to compile and link to the narrative. Group assignment: create documentation of your narrative and share in Pinterest. Individual assignment: document your own character’s… Read more »

  • Generative Literature Project Update: Cartoonize your Characters

    Now that you’ve created characters and chosen profile pictures for them, we need to process these images a step further in order to be legally protected. As you might imagine, it’s illegal to use someone’s likeness without their consent (see this resource). For example, Michael Douglas hasn’t consented to play Senator Wilbur MacIntosh in the… Read more »

  • Our Characters

    Here’s a link to a page with our character information, including social media links. Note: the page is automatically generated by Google Docs. And it’s a mess. But the links to social media profiles work.