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Digital Writing Genres

Digital Propaganda

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In 2013, I finally figured out what I was going to be when I grew up. I was 35 years old.

Empathy Games

This topic was an introduction to a world I had never imagined existed, and I suppose I’m not alone, being that Empathy Games are a somewhat new invention. I find the term jars with the purpose though and I think it’s because of the word, game. How do you make death and dying fun? Depression…

Soundscapes

Soundscapes – violent, ethereal, symbolic, thematic, literal, emotional, cold, warm, fast slow – there’s no end to the stories they can tell, and yet, so often for most of us, sound is taken for granted. Of course, we all enjoy music in our own individual ways, but the sound in TV shows and movies we…

Automediality

Reading about Automediality, I asked myself the question, “Who are we?” It’s a question almost as old as time itself. Einstein first linked time with space in 1915 when he formulated his Theory of General Relativity; defining the two as inextricably linked forever and more correctly termed “spacetime”. Digital identities or personas have a place…

Electronic Literature

Twine. For the past 6 weeks, Twine has been a dirty word running through my mind. It haunted me at every turn, a scary, black monster hiding in the shadows just waiting to pounce when the time was right. Recently, Twine made its move. It jumped out from the computer screen, waving its digital arms,…

Gaming Memories

The week 5 content of this course not only developed my understanding of games and gaming like never before, especially the concept of MDA (Mechanics-Dynamics-Aesthetics) and the informative paper by Robin Hunicke, Marc LeBlanc, Robert Zubek, but, being a mature aged student, it was interesting to take a wander back through my own memories of…

Multimodality (and other scary words)

In preparing this week’s post revisited some videos I’ve previously watched just to refresh my memory of all the new and exciting and sometimes downright confabulating and confustulating (made that one up to make a point) words that sometimes accompany ditigal writing forms. In particular, “Marshal McLuhan – Digital Prophecies: The Medium is the Message”…

Digital Propaganda

After reading Benjamin’s The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction I found myself particularity thinking of the use and evolution of art as propaganda. In his 1935 essay, Benjamin discusses the relationship between art and Fascism, stating the “logical result of Fascism is the introduction of aesthetics into political life”. He further…


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