Archive for October, 2006

InWorld Conference

Apologies for the late notice, but there has been an amazing week of events happening in Second Life. The New Media Consortium has been holding a 12 day Impact of Digital Media Symposium. The pic you see is an event I attended last night for the MacArthur Foundation press conference in to announce their $50 […]

THE 3rd OCS is looking for a few good ensayos and essays in Spanish AND in English (along with Portuguese and others).
A few weeks ago, I wrote about some work on digital narratives in Spanish. What I failed to mention is that these groups allow (and even encourage) English submissions. So, let me invite you […]

On the Polyphonic Method
A couple of months ago Micheal Benton approached us at Writer Response Theory to participate in the Reconstructions issue on blogging. We’re Really Thrilled about the idea — who wouldn’t want to blog about blogging?! But when the time came to write, we three researchers kept weaving in and out of approaches. Should we have a single voice? That is always a good approach, but a collaborative document isn’t written with a single voice in the first draft. It begins as a mixture of voices that synergise and become one (either with poetic ease or a crow-bar). We haven’t reached that chorus point yet. Don’t know if we ever will. And, to be frank, we like the idea of pulling back the curtain and revealing what a collaborative-text-in-formation looks like. Indeed, it is emblematic of our collaborative blogging at WRT.

So, why do we blog…together?

New Media text: Golpe de Gracia from Jaime Alejandro Rodríguez Ruiz.

Author of El Relato Digital, Jaime Alejandro Rodríguez Ruiz(with his team of designers) has once again proven himself to be a serious artist and innovator in the realm of electronic narrative with the release of his latest piece, Golpe de Gracia. Ruiz, who teaches at the University of Javeriana in Bogotá, continues to prove himself a shape-shifter, metamorphosizing his narratives into whatever new media forms he encounters. As a result, his works serve as lessons of the possibility and limitations of these forms. They are a kind of literary stylebook, encyclopedias of forms, as he would have it. From Gabriella Infinita to Golpe de Gracia, we can trace his experiments in these forms, which both stand alone and combine to build complex narratives.






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