I think it's really interesting that so many of us chose to write about the interactivity of new media. That's just one aspect, but obviously one that fascinates us, for whatever reason. Speculate away.

this gives me "Goosebumps"

I found an amazingly scintillating plot map of one of those "choose-your-own-adventure" books (and apparently I wasn't the only one to find it :) ) drawn out courtesy of Andrew Stern in a blog post on Grand Text Auto that definitely takes me back to the days of my youth:

Stories in Tattoos

Shelley Jackson experiments with new ways to write. One of her recent projects is called "Skin" -- a story in tattoos on the bodies of 2095 volunteers. Her website has links to other experiments, such as a collaboration with her sister about dolls. She is particularly interested in the the spatial aspect of writing, using different areas (such as the web or human skin) to express her ideas.

Should Wii be playing outside instead?

I was looking through Henry Jenkins blog when I noticed an article called " Are games art?

Choose Your Own Adventure!

I used to read those books when I was (not that much) younger. I'm now really interested in the possibilities the internet allows for that kind of story.

Choose Your Own Adventure

My experience as an author of non-linear texts is confined to a narrative project my 5th grade teacher had us do. This is 1996. We used a program called Hyperstudio, a sort of Powerpoint meets Kidpix which allowed you to use buttons (links, essentially, but they were called buttons in Hyperstudio) that transported you to another page.

The thing was, being 1996, our classroom only had a few computers, so the teacher had us diagram our 2nd person plots beforehand so as to speed up the hyperstudioing once it was our turn on the machine.

Free Lit

I figure that in this class we will be exploring the convergence of new litature and technology, but how about old literature retroactively?



Hi, all. Welcome to our course blog. The syllabus is available here (always up top), and I'll be posting other course information and resources here as they arise. You'll also be posting here regularly, both in response to the readings and in whatever other ways you desire. I'll look forward to reading (and writing) more here soon.

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