E-lit & web writing (play/make)

I propose a session to talk about the playful aspects of electronic literature and web writing. We’ll see some example projects, explore some tools, and mess with digital text in a variety of ways, thinking about pedagogical and creative uses of text on the web and the tools we have to create, unmake, and distribute them.

Guiding principles:

the web is not read-only

text + interactivity = fun

you don’t need to know how to write a computer program to write a computer program

e-literature = “works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computer.”

For some background information and a sneak peek at the tools we’ll be using, check out:
reallysystem.org/cny2017

Categories: Digital Literacy, Session Proposals, Session: Play, Session: Talk, Social Media |
Profile photo of Patrick Williams

About Patrick Williams

Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities at Syracuse University. I am the editor of Really System, a journal of poetry and extensible poetics, and lead editor of the dh+lib Review. I received my B.A. in English from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an M.S. ('04) and Ph.D. ('11) in Information Studies from the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin.