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 »

  • Week 5: Community & Collaboration

    Monday, September 8 Group Work: Develop group identity: Name, Manifesto, Bios Develop writing projects: read, discuss, comment, make recommendations on each others’ writing games Choose one work to share with the class. Homework: Revise and republish your creative work. Wednesday, September 10 Performances and commentary of chosen creative works. Read “Netprov: Elements of an Emerging… Read more »

  • Week 4: Creative Callisthenics

    Monday, September 1 Holiday – No class Wednesday, September 3 Readings: Read Chapter 1 in The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing (CICW) Friday, September 5 Write a short creative work based on one of the writing games from Chapter 1 in the CICW. Post in your blog and share it in the class Pinterest Board…. Read more »

  • Week 3: Twitter as a Platform

    Monday, August 25 Twitter setup: Create Twitter account Follow @leonardo_UPRM Send a Tweet with a link to your blog and the following info (copy & paste): #engl3238 @leonardo_UPRM Use the #engl3238 hashtag to identify and follow fellow classmates. Guess what you can doView line breaks on Twitter webLet the fun begin. — Twitter (@Twitter) March… Read more »

  • Week 2: Pinterest as a Platform

    Monday, August 18 Discuss writing samples Discuss Pinterest as a platform Tools Dimensions: 785px x 1102px Caption: 500 characters Short fiction in Pinterest (pinfic) Assignment: Pinfic Write pinfic using Canva. Constraint: 500 characters (including spaces) Pin on class Board. Wednesday, August 20 Pinfic Workshop Assignment: Revise your pinfic. Write a blog posting with a brief… Read more »

  • Assignment #1: Writing Sample

    The goal of this assignment is to begin shaping your digital identity as a creative writer. Here are the tasks to get you started: Develop a blog to frame your work. This will become your online portfolio. Create an “About” page which describes you as a writer.  Here’s an example. Publish a short original work… Read more »

  • Syllabus

  • English 3238: Digital Creative Writing

    Welcome to the official site for English 3238, section 040, a section to be taught by Leonardo Flores this Fall 2014 with a special theme: Digital Creative Writing. Digital Creative Writing explores how digital technologies and contexts shape poiesis, in other words, how our creativity can be shaped by the capabilities of computers, programming, touchscreen… Read more »