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.Final platform review due Thursday 10pm
|Week / Date||Topics/Readings
[Bolded tools are required; unbolded optional]
Overview and introductions
Review and revise outline and schedule: what’s missing? Preliminary sign up
Sharing: Google docs, Slack, Zotero, WordPress
Demystifying digital text (CSS; Zen Gardens)
|Google documents; Slack; WordPress; Zotero
|Digital textuality and ergodic literature
Hammond, Part 1, pp. 1-40, plus chapter 7, Interactivity, pp. 154-174.
Caitlin Fisher, These Waves of Girls
Stephen Marche: “Lucy Hardin’s Missing Period”
Kate Pullinger, “Jellybones” (through the oolipo app for i0s or Android)
Anna Anthropy, “queers in love at the end of the world”
Walter J. Ong, “Writing Restructures Consciousness,” Orality and Literacy (Methuen, 1982) pp. 78-116 (UG library has several online editions so if the link doesn’t work try accessing one directly)
Hayles, “Material Metaphors, Techno-Texts, and Media-Specific Analysis,” Writing Machines (2002)
Optional: Jessica Pressman, “Navigating Electronic Literature,” Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary companion website
|Twine (see instructions for uploading to UofG’s github here) or Inklewriter
EVENT: DigiDo on Zotero, THINC Lab, Lunch provided! Click on link to register.
|Algorithmic writing – generation, participation, deformance
Hammond, Chapter 6: Short Circuiting the Publication Process
Michael Witmore, “Text: A Massively Addressable Object” from Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold (Minnesota UP, 2012).
Sachiko Murakami, Project Rebuild
Jerome McGann, Radiant Textuality
Steven Ramsay, Reading Machines
Lecture: Adam Hammond, 4pm, THINC Lab
|Taroko Gorge hack or similar
In class: Twine/Tracery troubleshooting
E-lit position piece due Saturday, Jan 27, by 10pm
DigiDo: Distant Reading with Gutentag, 12-1 in THINC Lab. Lunch provided.
DigiCafé with Adam Hammond (as part of class) in THINC Lab: “SciFiQ and “Twinkle, Twinkle” : An Algorithmic Approach to Creating “the Perfect Science Fiction Story”
Text: Project Rebuild
|Haptic literature, gamification, platforms
Hammond, Ch. 8
Lori Emerson, Ch. 1 “Indistinguishable from Magic” from Reading Writing Interfaces (pdf downloadable from library)
Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries: Dakota
Pry (i0s only; available in THINC Lab if you do not have an Apple phone or tablet)
Zoë Quinn, Depression Quest
R. Carpenter, The Gathering Cloud
Text: The Gathering CloudName: Isobel
Text: Depression Quest
|Web 2.0, affect, and subjectivity
Examples of social media TBD in consultation with class
Morrison, Aimée. “’Suffused by Feeling and Affect’: the Intimate Public of Personal Mommy Blogging.” Biography. 34.1 (2011): 37-55.
Poster, “The Digital Subject and Cultural Theory,” from The Book History Reader (2002), 486-493.
Wendy Hae-Kyung Chun, Updating to Remain the Same TBD
Mediawiki ; social media
Demos of writing platforms, e.g. WordPress; Stackoverflow; Twitter; Buzzfeed; Medium; Ghost–or find your own!
|Social media discussions continued.
Ello, Instagram, Tumblr, TwitterWrap-up of discussion of digital textuality and digital literature.
|First draft of platform/tool reviews due Thursday 10pm of the week of the presentation (any format)||Name: Lauren
|Markup and Semantic Encoding
Flanders, Julia, Syd Bauman and Sarah Connell, “Text Encoding,” Chapter 7 in Doing Digital Humanities, pp. 104-122. (Library resource)
Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy. “Sorting things in: Feminist knowledge representation and changing modes of scholarly production.” Women’s Studies International Forum 29(2006).
Recommended: Vannever Bush, “As We May Think”http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1945/07/as-we-may-think/303881/
Recommended: David Birnbaum, “What is XML and why should humanities scholars care?” http://dh.obdurodon.org/what-is-xml.xhtml
TEI tutorials: Teach Yourself TEI
Demos: A critical edition; TAPAS; OxGarage; XSLT through Oxygen or some other tool; other XML editors
|Editing, Annotation, Iteration, Variation
Hammond, Chapter 4: Digital Editions
Amanda Visconti and James Joyce, Infinite Ulysses
Goblin Market, Kooistra et al and Cove Collective
Sara Humphreys and Mourning Dove, The Cogowea Project
Ben Fry and Charles Darwin, Preservation of Favoured Traces
Lisa Gitelman, “Near print and beyond paper: knowing by *.pdf” from Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Duke UP, 2014): 110-135.
Matthew Kirschenbaum, TBD from Track Changes
|Dynamic Table of Contexts
Hypothes.is or Pundit; Cove Collective
Project proposal and bibliography + summary of scholarship due Thursday March 8th 10pm (deadline extended)
Platform: Cove Collective (Goblin Market)
Scalar publications: The Knotted Line; Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop, Pathfinders (suggest reading the section on Shelley Jackson’s A Patchwork Girl); Amy Borsuk et al, Performing Archive: Edward S. Curtis and ‘The Vanishing Race”
Jacque Wernimont “A ‘conversation’ about violence against women online” Storify 12 September 2015.
Links to long-form content for perusal:
Medium; Storify (defunct in May)
Demos: a Scalar edition
Revision of platform summary due Saturday by 10pm
Medium; Storify (defunct in May)
Readings on each of the projects.
|Digital strategy and outline due Tuesday 10pm|
|Workshopping – 15 minute presentations||Written project draft (in a shareable form) to be circulated by 10pm, Thursday March 29th
Feedback on draft(s) to be circulated by Slack or email to authors and Susan by 10pm, Saturday March 31st
|Discussions of drafts; conclusions
Super short video (less than 3 mins) Malcolm Gladwell on Writing in the Digital Age
Naomi Alderman: “The first great works of digital literature are already being written” from The Guardian
Brown, “Remediating the Editor” from Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
| Final project due
April 16 10 pm (comments); April 19 10pm (no comments)