Literature in the Digital AgeCategory
In December 2017, Wired magazine published a story by Stephen Marche called “Twinkle, Twinkle.” Julian Brooke and I were involved in the creation of the story, which was written with the help of our “algorithm” (actually, of course, a whole bunch of algorithms, some of them ours, some of them not…
Building on the (surprising) popularity of my Total Beginner’s Guide to Twine 2.0, I’ve just posted a fully updated series of videos for Twine 2.1. The differences between the two versions are subtle, but sufficient to warrant a new series of videos. And I think these guides are a little better or..
Ever since creating my moderately popular guide to Twine last year, I’ve been meaning to put together a series of videos explaining the basics of HTML and CSS, the coding languages of the web. Since Twine publishes to these standard web formats, knowing a bit about how they work can be very useful..
For the first time in my life, I’m teaching a programming class for English students. There have been a few bumps in the road, but all in all, it’s been pretty awesome. My students make me proud every class, not only figuring out stuff they thought they had no business figuring out, but doing incr..
I’m one of those people who can barely stand to look at photos of themselves, much less videos. But I forced myself to watch this, and I think it’s not too bad. (more…)
Earlier today, I sent out a big burst of tweets. Collectively, they offer an entirely decent summary of Literature in the Digital Age. And so here they are, preserved and rearranged in chronological order. (more…)
The first assignment for my Intro to Digital Humanities class is a deliberately ugly webpage in the style of 90s personal “homepages.” The idea is to learn HTML and CSS without having to worry much about content, and without having to reign in the desire to use every CSS trick conceivable. I gave ..
Below is the full text of a paper I delivered at the 2015 conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Boston. My aim was to bring modernist media theorists Wyndham Lewis and Marshall McLuhan into the conversation about distributed cognition (particularly as led by Andy Clark). My point is t..
I’ve received the cover proofs for Literature in the Digital Age: An Introduction from Cambridge. I think this book is going to look as good as any academic book I’ve ever seen. Thanks to Craig and Superbrothers for providing the image (a screen grab from Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, one ..
On March 3rd, I’ll be leading a workshop on writing electronic literature (aka videogames) on the Twine platform. Like a lot of people, I find Twine incredibly exciting, mostly because it makes digital storytelling accessible to people who have traditionally been excluded from it — i.e., people wi..