Along the Edges of Digital Writing

By dogtrax | A curation effort for Digital Writing Month and beyond ... a collection of pieces to spark thinking about how technology is transforming the way we write and compose and communicate.

Kevin's Meandering Mind | #Writeout Soundscape Poem: Hiking the Wild Mind

from National Park Service Sound Gallery<p><i>For our Write Out project, Ranger Cris Constantine of the NPS Northeast Regional Office shared out a</i> …

Hiking

Kevin's Meandering Mind | If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. ~ Charlie Parker

from National Park Service Sound Gallery<p><i>For our Write Out project, Ranger Cris Constantine of the NPS Northeast Regional Office shared out a</i> …

National Parks

The 2017-18 Syllabus

<i>This document summarizes the eight texts, author partnerships, and annotation conversations that comprise “Writing Our Civic Futures,” the 2017-18</i> …

Teaching

This ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novel A Study in Scarlet (1887) we learn that Sherlock Holmes used the most effective memory system known: a memory …

These 2 bots stuck in a loop with each other is Twitter at its finest

Somewhere in the never-ending ether of the net, two Twitter bots are having a cheerful, never-ending conversation with each other.<p>In one corner we …

Soundcite

Tens of thousands of Egyptians packed into Tahrir Square in central Cairo on Friday ... The crowd was as large as any that has gathered in the square …

Are Teachers Ready for Virtual Reality in the Classroom?

Virtual Reality (VR) has become a hot topic in education as of late with the arrival of many options for the technology in the video game world. …

Interactive Fiction and Twine at Computers & Writing

Last week I attended the Computers & Writing conference in Fairfax, VA at George Mason University, a campus that looms large both in the history of …

Interactive Fiction

The Birth of Digital Poetry

An English professor rediscovered how some of the best poets in the world were coding poetry algorithms in the 1960s Photo: Micheline Pelletier …

Scientific Communication as Sequential Art

This page presents a scientific paper that has been redesigned as a sequence of illustrations with captions. This comic-like format, with …

Remixing the Poet: An Exploration of the Creative Process Via the Twitter Bot

While I find the subjects of digital life and gaming to be interesting, when it comes down to it, my heart is in my art. Specifically, it is lodged …

Interactive marginalia

Some asides about asides<p>For this year’s annual Interactive Fiction Competition, I entered a hypertext story called <i>Harmonia</i><i>.</i> (It came in third place, …

How to Read a Digital Text

It’s literally electronic

We leave video games for now to focus on electronic literature… but e-lit can be quite playful, sometimes playable, and even leaning all the way back …

Immersing Students in Science, and Local History, with VR

<i>A spotlight on a</i> <i>Mozilla</i> <i>Gigabit Community Fund</i> <i>grantee in Lafayette, LA</i><p>In southern Louisiana, a community is losing its home.<p>Isle de Jean Charles — a …

Virtual Reality

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Get Your Alchemy On (The Lab is Open)

For the past two months or so, a group of us open participants in the Networked Narratives have been working behind the scenes on the construction of …

Mobile Devices

The WIRED Guide to Memes

Memes and the internet—they're made for each other. Not because they’re digital visual communication (though of course, they are that), but because …

The powers of digital literacies: responding to danah boyd and all

How should we best teach digital and media literacy? How can such teaching respond to today’s politically and technologically polarized milieu?Last …

Blogging the Research Paper

Every time I lead my high school students through the research paper composition process, I remember how my teachers taught us to write it back in …

Education Technology

Brian Eno Wants to Take You ‘Inside the Music’

AMSTERDAM — Little colored bubbles float ever higher, growing larger as they rise toward the sky. People drift into a circle of six towering screens, wearing high-tech 3-D holographic visors, like moon-walkers taking their first steps in an alien atmosphere.<p>They reach out their arms and use their …

Gaming Industry

Writing Machines @2013-2016

Breathe – a digital ghost story

What happens when a story comes to you where you are reading? What new types of storytelling are made possible when narrative accesses technology to …

And the Winners for 2017 Are…

Judges’ Prize Digital Fiction Winner Honourable Mention People’s Choice Digital Fiction Winner Honourable Mention Children’s Digital Fiction Winner …

Student Twine Games Collection & Resources

This is a collection of resources I gathered while researching student made Twine games. This content is for my record and I may add more over time. …

NetNarr Studio Visit with Amy Burvall and Michael Branson Smith

Future Of StoryTelling

The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) produces videos on the big ideas shaping the storytelling landscape. FoST also produces international technology …

Digital Art, Design and Culture

<i>“It was only a matter of time before it happened—the art biennale has gone digital.”</i>[1]<p>In the digital and Internet age, the discourse of the public …