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The Word Made Digital (CMS 609J, Fall 2009)
Video games, digital art and literature, online texts, and source code are analyzed in the contexts of history, culture, and computing platforms. Approaches from poetics and computer science are used to understand the non-narrative digital uses of text. Students undertake critical writing and creative computer projects to encounter digital writing through practice. This involves reading and modifying computer programs, so previous programming experience, although not required, will be helpful. The graduate section includes additional assignments.
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Creative works referenced
|A Humument||Tom Phillips||1970|
|Bad Machine||Dan Shiovitz||1999|
|Lexia to Perplexia||Talan Memmott||2000|
|M.U.C. Love Letter Generator||Christopher Stratchey||1952|
|Morpheus Biblionaut||William Gillespie, Travis Alber||2009|
|Star Wars, One Letter at a Time||Brian Kim Stefans||2005|
|Talking Cure||Noah Wardrip-Fruin||2002|
|Text Rain||Romy Achituv, Camille Utterback||1999|
|Under Language||Stuart Moulthrop||2007|
Critical writing referenced