Outline: I've made my outline on Gliffy and it is available to view HERE. Digital Strategy: My goal with this project is to create a fully functioning, interactive, and cross-platformed ebook. My main hope with this essay, as stated in my pitch and outline, is to explore what ebooks are, what projects are currently being … Continue reading Butter Archive #12: Outline and Digital Strategy
The other day in class, I mentioned a BuzzFeed article that some women found to be an example of violence against women online. The article was based around a joke that Amy Schumer made about Khloe Kardashian on SNL about losing too much weight. The comment had mixed reviews amongst women. Some women found Amy … Continue reading Does BuzzFeed contribute to the violence against women online?
When I first thought about digital writing and reading my mind went to e-books - an obvious conversion from something physical to something digital. A few weeks ago, after reading Katherine Hayles chapter, I proclaimed to my partner that "We should only be using e-books." This is, of course, an inflammatory statement (just like my … Continue reading Butter Archive #6: Burn The Books, Plug In The E-Readers
As someone who is officially qualified as bilingual (I speak both French and English fluently), who also has a relatively advanced knowledge of Latin, I have always been fascinated with language and how it functions; in particular how words are translated from one language to another. Much of my education in languages has been surrounded … Continue reading Project Proposal: Lost in Translation (a working title)
For this project, I would like to investigate mysticism in computation, with a particular emphasis on tarot cards. I’ll look at a number of different online divination communities, keeping in mind Morrison’s work on the intimate public. Depending on the malleability of the medium in which I present this, I may also look at spontaneous … Continue reading Project Proposal: Reading the Cards
I have always been fascinated by pseudonyms - particularly male pseudonyms used by female writers - and the implications that come with them. We've seen this throughout history, but what interests me is that gender bias is still very alive today, and modern female writers have used male, or male-sounding, pseudonyms to write under. In … Continue reading Project Pitch: It’s a Man’s World – Or Is It?
I have chosen to create my final project to focus on travel blogs. The first quote that comes to mind is McCarthy in Kirschenbaum's Track Changes: "technology reveals us to ourselves as we always in fact were, networked, distributed, laced with code" and this can relate to our wanderlust, the desire to expand our horizons … Continue reading Project Pitch: Wanderlust