Twitter Essays on Digital Writing for #digiwrimo
As a final collaborative activity to Digital Writing Month, we were asked to come up with a Twitter Essay that captures the essence of our views on writing digitally. I want to give a big shoutout to @slamteacher and @jessifer and others for coordinating the month. Thank you!
- This was mine. I was trying to capture the essence of possibilities inherent in digital spaces and digital tools for expanding our notions of writing.
- I love how Anna goes after the experimental aspect of digital writing, and the trial/testing elements. I agree.
- Ryan makes a good point here. We don't know where things are going but is there any doubt that we are in the midst of change right now? Are we ready? Adaptive?
- Many of us noted the publishing aspect -- the expansion of a wider audience -- and I agree. Now, how best to engage that audience?
- This reminds me of some inquiry work I did around fonts, and choices, and the impact that the shape of letters have on the ways we write. Pretty fascinating.
- I love this connection between writing and thinking. I wonder about the choice of "tenuous" and whether that reflects the uncertainty of our times, and our views of technology.
- I've been listening. So , there's one of us. :)
- Good point -- take time to be quiet, too. The digital spaces are a hubbub (love that word) of activity, and we can often feel lost in the noise. Find the balance.
- The concept of the writer losing some control over content is real, and intriguing. If nothing else, the reader now has more power over a writer's ideas than ever before. You can bet that frightens the heck out of a lot of writers, and publishing companies. But that's the hackable, writeable society (a nod to @poh)
- This is just so poetic -- I love the matchbox and ocean dichotomy.
- Another great metaphor -- the shadow-boxing writer. But with whom are we boxing? The world or ourselves?
- We don't often talk enough about the code beneath our writing. We should.
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- VanessaVaileMissed mine: Just one #twitteressay 4 #WriMo-Dammerung? #digiwrimo…#nanowrimo…#nablopomo…&altria…I'd rather not… Bartleby that…#twitterchitter2012-12-07T22:06:19.806Z
- ganskiThanks for including me your reflection piece. And thanks for pulling these all together. So interesting to read them alongside each other.2012-12-04T00:20:15.912Z
- KevinHodgsonMaybe it has to do with the constraints of traditional writing practices -- the formality of it as we learned it -- and the digital spaces have opened up those...Maybe it has to do with the constraints of traditional writing practices -- the formality of it as we learned it -- and the digital spaces have opened up those ideas and allowed us to be creative and slippery with the rules. This drives some people batty. Others, not so much. It is interesting to consider, though.more2012-12-01T20:20:12.491Z
- Elizabeth Kate SwitajA lot of these essays comment explicitly or implicitly (through use) on the punctuation of digital writing. While it's certainly not unheard of for < > or ≈ to...A lot of these essays comment explicitly or implicitly (through use) on the punctuation of digital writing. While it's certainly not unheard of for < > or ≈ to appear in print, writing digitally does seem to encourage playful experimentation with punctuation marks, and not just on Twitter where space is a factor. I wonder why this is.more2012-12-01T15:33:36.019Z