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Process, Affordances, and Constraints (9:05—10:35)
Let’s talk about your experiences in writing your digital essays in groups of four, talk back, and then move on to the next group.
We’ll move up to the third floor, set up our essays, read, and talk.
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I’d like us to spend our last class meeting presenting your digital essays. Our closing celebration of your work will be in two stages.
Presentations: Process, affordances, and constraints
I’d like each of you to offer a brief presentation of your digital essay to the class. I’ll project your project on the screen. You should then plan to speak about it for about five minutes—no more! In the second half of the class, people will have plenty of time to read through your piece and talk with you about the substance of your work. So in your presentation, I’d like you to focus instead on what composing for the digital media allowed you to do, and what it made difficult. Please point to moments in your essay that help you talk about:
- How you developed your project, from idea through drafts and revisions to final version (process).
- What you feel you were able to express that you could not have done as well in print (affordances).
- What proved difficult for you in working in this medium (constraints).
At the start of this course, I asked the question: What changes when you write for the screen rather than the page? This is your chance to offer an answer.
Final drafts: A digital arcade
Please post a link to the final version of your essay to this website. We’ll spend the last half of the class walking about the room, viewing and discussing one another’s work.
In the body of your post, write a version of your presentation of your project to the class. The written form of your presentation may be read by people outside this class, so you might want to:
- Offer a somewhat more detailed description of your actual project—a “teaser” to attract readers;
- Say a little more about the history of your project, how you developed it;
- Insert an image from your project.
Please post your work to this site by 11:59 pm on Thurs, 5/15. Please use both digital essay and x12 as your categories. I look forward to a fun last class!