The closer man gets to the unknown, the more inventive he becomes--the quicker he adopts new ways :: Buckminster Fuller
Introductions: About me, about you
Still in the process of being defined
We are forced to think differently about writing (and reading!)
What is different about READING in digital media?
What is different in WRITING FOR digital media?
What about for me, as an artist writing in digital media?
Mai Ueda - Domain Poems (video)
Michael Joyce - Afternoon (software--PC only)
Brothers McLeod - Spamland#3
Jaromil - ascii forkbomb
Raphael Lozano-Hemmer - 1000 Platitudes
Aya Karpińska and Daniel Howe - open.ended; No Time Machine
Read the excerpt aloud
Look at an erased version
10 minutes: Erase one yourself, and save it.
15 minutes: Repeat the exercise, but on paper, in groups of three
Compare digital and analog versions
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What's different about Twitter?
Underlying rules (constraints) encourage conversation, not just one person writing out loud
Sign into Twitter using the login I give you, but don't share your number
20 minutes: free write to connect the beginning and the end
Break and discuss
20 minutes: free write to continue OR perform the text by reading aloud
**NEW**...The resulting text is documented as a series of GIF images. Read each one from the bottom up: workshop_twitter_story.zip
Programming for Digital Art and Literature - this course Web site lists plenty of organizations, museums, and sites dedicated to digital art and literature
Writing Digital Media - Brown University's collection of links, courses, events, calls for work
Grand Text Auto - blog about computer narratives, games, poetry, and art
Table of Forms - outline of all sorts of techniques and forms of constrained literature
RiTA - a software toolkit for generative literature
Not just digital
Daily Routines - how writers, artists, and other interesting people organize their days.
Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics
How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write by Stephen Johnson