October 6, 2008 Archives
Note that hyperfiction is not something you rush through in order to get to the end. Like all works of literature, hyperfiction demands careful reading and re-reading. Pay attention to the ride.
Now that you have recorded your personal feelings, move beyond "I liked it" or "I was bored," and focus instead on the texts themselves. What do these texts illustrate about electronic writing, that the more business-focused approach of Kilian's book does not cover? How do these authors use the digital medium, in order to achieve an effect that would be difficult or impossible in print?
Scan this handout on "Close Reading" for tips on moving beyond personal reflection and summary, towards an intellectual analysis of the text itself.
Briefly, exchange feedback with two classmates on their online resumes. This is advance work for Ex 2-2 (Part 2), which is due Friday.
Since we've had the chance to play a bit with readability scores, I was amused by this (mostly humorous) news analysis, which refers to a comparison of the gade level of the sentences spoken by Sarah Palin and Joe Biden at last Thursday's vice presidential debate. (I'm just posting this here for fun... if you're not that interested in it, you don't need to blog about it.)