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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 »

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    Week 8: Performing The Wedding (Act 1)

    Monday, September 29 Preparation: Read and comment on at least 5 of your classmates’ stories via our Pinterest Board. Give priority to stories that haven’t been commented on. Come prepared with ideas for stories to tell around Barbara MacIntosh’s wedding. In class: Begin performing your character and narratives Choose narratives around wedding and coordinate social… Read more »

  • Generative Literature Update

    Here’s a link to an article with the project timeline.

  • Week 7: Storytelling

    Monday, September 21 Read Chapter 6: Fiction (CICW) Write a plot outline for a story based on your fictional character and our participation in the Generative Writing Project. Be prepared to present a brief summary of your story to the class. Wednesday, September 23 Bring a written draft of a story to class. Share and… Read more »

  • The Generative Literature Project

    We will be developing our character, Senator Wilbur MacIntosh and his network of human relations in this space and in our shared folder. Here’s an embedded copy of our working document (open in a new tab):

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    Week 6: Character

    Monday, Sept. 15 Explore The Generative Literature Project website. Read all its entries. Wednesday, Sept 17 Bring suggested character Work in groups in developing characters Backstory Connection to Senator MacIntosh Friday, Sept 19 Develop your characters’ social media identity Twitter Facebook other social networks Assignment Register your character in two forms below: Course Information Generative… Read more »

  • Publication Opportunity: El Vicio del Tintero

    Saludos, Les envío este e-mail para informarles que la revista literaria El vicio del tintero, acepta textos tanto en español como en inglés. Les agradecería que le comenten a sus estudiantes sobre este método de publicación literaria dentro del recinto. Normas de publicación: 1. Todo material debe ser inédito. 2. Debe enviar los textos en… 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 »