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Class, Fri, 4/11

Christopher-Johnson-150x150Christopher Johnson, Microstyle

A dare: Going viral

In pairs: Come up with two micromessages with the intent of going viral.  No pornography, no intimate revelations or outings—but otherwise, come up with whatever you can think of to get a lot of responses on some social platform or public website. Post your micromessages. See what happens (or not). Be ready to relate your strategies in composing to Johnson’s ideas and advice in Microstyle.

Proposals

  • Fastwrite: Difficulties, questions, moments of inspiration.
  • How can we help one another moving forward?
  • Proto-drafts (materials and notes) on Fri, 4/25?

Digital Essay

299866e3b1fb965838ab3b88597dc25e740f1cad_1600x1200Kirby Ferguson, “Everything is a Remix” (2012)

To do

  1. Tues, 4/15, 11:59 pm: Post x8 to this site.
  2. Thurs, 4/17, :11:59 pm:Post comments on x8.
  3. Fri, 4/18, class: Discuss Banks, Digital Griots, and ongoing work on digital essay.

 

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Class, Fri, 3/28

Virtual 685, Lessig, and CCCC

Fastwrite: Since we did not meet together last week, I’d like us to spend some time thinking about the work we did online. Please jot down a few lines about what most interested, provoked, or amused you about:

  • #4C14
  • #685dw
  • Lessig, Remix
  • x5

Miller, Fitzpatrick, and the Undead of Academic Writingnosferatu

Fastwrite: Find a passage in one of the following texts that helps you formulate a question for Richard Miller (and the rest of us):

  • Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence
  • Miller, text2cloud
  • Miller, “Habits of the Creative Mind”
  • Your x6s, and the various texts mentioned in them.

Proposals

Your proposals will count as x7 and will be due on Tues, 4/08, at 11:59. Unless people feel uneasy about doing so, I suggest that they be posted online, so you can get feedback and advice your colleagues in seminar as well as me.

Your proposal should address the following issues:

  • What texts or other materials do you plan to work with?
  • What question or problem will your writing address?
  • What sort of format are you imagining working in? (E.g., WordPress, Tumblr, video, podcast . . . )
  • Can you identify a text that could serve as an approximate model for the sort of piece you’d like to compose?
  • What questions do you have at this point for me and your colleagues?

A proposal is not a contract. I expect that your ideas for your piece will evolve over the next several weeks. Your aim for now should formulate a sense of your project in terms that are specific but open to revision, that describe what you want to do in ways that allow the rest of us to offer you advice.

To Do

  1. Tues, 4/08, 11:59 pm: Post your digital essay proposal to this site.
  2. Thurs, 4/10, 11:59 pm: Post advice and feedback to those proposals you feel you can help with.
  3. Fri, 4/11, class: Be ready to discuss Christopher Johnson’s Microstyle.