- Jay and Ellie on Sam
- Ashley on Ellie
- Amanda on Nicole
- Mackenzie on Allison
- Nicole on Sam
- Molly on Ashley
Responses to the Course
On the Page
On the Screen
Notes on Digital Writing, and Profiling Digital Writers
Guy Kawasaki, “Optimizing Your Profile” (from Kawasaki and Fitzpatrick, The Art of Social Media, Penguin 2014).
In groups: Present the piece you tweeted about. Explain to your classmates why you think this writer did something on the screen that couldn’t be done on the page. Then, as a a group, select a piece you’d like to present to the class as a whole.
Fastwrite: Identify a piece you’d like to talk about. In particular, note what new meanings the writer was able to generate in moving from one medium or mode or platform to another.
Fastwrite: Comment on the uses of Twitter in this class. (I am not proud or invested.) Then, also comment on the uses of Twitter in your life beyond this class. Is Twitter dying, or not?
In our last two class meetings of this semester, I’d like to celebrate the work that all of you have done. Here’s how you can help.
You’ve read a lot of pieces composed by your classmates this semester. I’d like you to identify two favorite posts/pieces:
(You will note that I am returning here to the idea of affordances which I began the term by talking about. What can you do in writing? What can you do beyond writing?)
But here is the kicker: You cannot simply reference an entire post. You must select and quote: a sentence or two from a post, or few seconds from a video or audio file, or a particularly effective use of images or links or formatting. In any case, you have to quote from within a post, not simply refer to it.
Explain what you like and admire about these two moments in two pieces. While I hope for critical insight, I also aim for celebration.
I’ll ask each of you to briefly present your favorites to the class. I’ll project your post; you’ll talk for about two minutes. This should be fun!
Deadline: Tues, 5/09, 10 00 am
Profiling Digital Writers: Six More Differences
In groups: Review the lists created by the four groups in class on Monday. Come up with yet another list that contains:
What piece are you going to rework/remediate? How do you plan to shift media or platforms? Why? To what desired effect?
John Solomon, “Pulling Back the Curtain” (2007).
As a group, come up with six meaningful differences among the profiles of digital writers written by this class. These may be differences in (a) what the profiles tell us about the role of writing in various lives or careers, or (b) in the writing of the profiles themselves. Be ready to point to specific profiles that illustrate these differences. Email me your list. We’ll talk about them on Wednesday.