WK1

Monday

Course Introduction

  1. Collective reading of a born-digital work:
    Sweet Old Et Cetera Alison Clifford (and e.e. cummings)
    Dan Waber's "Strings" or Michael Joyce's Twelve Blue
  2. Review Syllabus
  3. Strickland - Born Digital - In class reading and discussion of "born digital"

Technical

  1. Wikispaces:
    Creating an account on the class wiki;
    creating a student user page (which can be your homebase)tagging a page (exs. MSA, TalkingPoints)
  2. Creating an account (it can be new; it should be identifiable) / Using a Twitter hash-tag

Presentations / Housekeeping

  1. Signing up for MSA presentations and discussion Critical Article Presentations
    See Sherwood "demo" MSA for Tuesday. Each presentation is accompanied by a co-authored wiki page.
  2. Access to works (you will need a good wifi connection. Some works such as those using Adobe Flash may not play on your Ipad. Be prepared to spend some time in the library at a Windows workstation if you don't have access at home). Sometimes a link may break -- use Twitter to reach out to classmates if you have trouble reading/playing/using an assigned text!

Homework
1) If not completed during class, setup your Twitter and Wikispace accounts; create a user page on the class wiki
2.) Reading for Tuesday

Tuesday

Housekeeping

  1. Syllabus questions
  2. Technical challenges (Wiki, Twitter).
  3. Secure readings (login to the Wiki).
  4. Alternate Friday class 6/23. See calendar.

Lit - Hypertext


  • Jackson, Shelly. My Body. ELCv1
http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/jackson__my_body_a_wunderkammer.html
Rasheedah
MSA

  • Pullinger. Inanimate Alice ELC v1
http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/pullinger_babel__inanimate_alice_episode_1_china.html
Prof. S
MSA - Pullinger - Inanimate Alice

Critical Articles

  • Hayles. Electronic Literature. Chap. 1. E Lit What Is It (also online)
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/indianauniv/docDetail.action?docID=10423353
Nathan & Zainab

  • Baldwin, Sandy. “A Poem is a Machine to Think With” <Web>
http://pmc.iath.virginia.edu/text-only/issue.103/13.2baldwin.txt
Khuwailah & Taylor
Wikipage - CAP - Baldwin

Time Permitting

Additional discussion of Stephanie Strickland's provocations (from Monday).

Homework: 1) Reading. 2) MSA or CAP preparation, if applicable. 3) Tweeting!
Please list your wiki pages if when you begin working on an MSA/CAP

Wednesday

Hypertext / Space

  • Carpenter, J. R. In Absentia.
http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/carpenter_inabsentia.html
John
Zainab
MSA Week One: J.R. Carptenter's In Absentia

  • Coover, Roderick. Voyage Into the Unknown.
http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/coover_voyage_into_the_unknown.html
Taylor
Carlton
MSA - Coover

  • AR: Landow, George. “Hypertext as Collage.” Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media. Ed. Peter Lunnenfeld. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. Web. 31 May 2014.
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/indianauniv/docDetail.action?docID=10225301&p00=landow%20hypertext%20collage
Paul
CAP - Landow

  • AR: Hammond, Adam. Ch 1 From Literature in the Digital Age
Secure Readings
Sherwood?
CAP-HammondC1

Collation / Mapping - noon (groups)


Working from the four pieces we've read so far (Coover, Carpenter, Jackson, and Pullinger) what are the most salient (differentiating) features of hyper-media narrative? Where you would you place these four texts on a map?

Thursday


Zoom:
https://iupvideo.zoom.us/s/6756017957?status=success
  • Stefans, Brian, The Dreamlife of Letters
http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/stefans__the_dreamlife_of_letters.html
Paul & Khuwailah
MSA - Stefans, The Dreamlife of Letters
  • Clark, David. “88 Constellations for Wittgenstein”
http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/clark_wittgenstein.html
Nathan
Tony
MSA-Clark-88 Constellations for Wittgenstein
  • Lewis and Nadeau. P.o.E.M.M.
http://collection.eliterature.org/3/work.html?work=vital-to-the-general-public-welfare

  • Morris, Adalaide. “New Media Poetics: As we may think” <NMP> pp. 1-33
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/indianauniv/docDetail.action?docID=10173714&p00=media%20poetics
Rasheedah
Tony
CAP

  • Hayles. EL. Chapter 2: Intermediation.
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/indianauniv/docDetail.action?docID=10423353
John
Carlton
CAP Week one: Hayles Chapter 2