Metamorphoses of New Media

Adding a more production-oriented view to the mutual influence of old and new media, Martin Roussel examines the history of writing. In “How To Do Words With Things: Paul Auster's Typewriter and the History of Writing in the 20th ...

Author: Julia Genz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443887670

Category: Art

Page: 230

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The current success story of new media and the ongoing digitalisation of our world provide an illuminating starting point for the discussion of the powerful revolutions in our media and media uses initiated by the introduction of a(ny) ‘new’ medium: how do new media evolve and how do they relate to established, ‘old’ media and media uses? What does the rise of new media and media uses imply for other discourses? And not least: which methodological and theoretical approaches help us to understand these developments? Metamorphoses of (New) Media offers an international and interdisciplinary range of studies on these questions. In examining the effects of new media and media uses in fields such as social discourse, transmediality, and aesthetics, the essays in this collection engage with a great variety of examples, from political debate on Twitter to digital storytelling and the game-like experience of DVDs. What these diverse perspectives share, however, is an approach to Metamorphoses of (New) Media as an ongoing, recursive process of change that initiates dialogue and casts light on existing discursive, medial, and aesthetic models.

Readercentric Writing for Digital Media

Early Scholars Saw Interactive Texts as Documents In a groundbreaking article, Stephen Bernhardt (1993) described the natures and possible futures of texts in interactive media, effectively predicting what a webpage would look like ...

Author: David Hailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351864718

Category: Psychology

Page: 277

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This book presents an altogether new approach to writing and evaluating writing in digital media. It suggests that usability theory provides few tools for evaluating content, because usability theory assumes only one kind of writing on the Internet. The author suggests three models: user-centric (usability model), persuasion-centric (encouraging the reader to linger and be persuaded--Canon camera ads), and quality-centric (encouraging the reader to linger and learn or be entertained because of the quality of the writing--NASA.gov and YouTube). Designed for professional writers and writing students, this text provides a rubric for writing in digital media, but more importantly, it provides a rubric and vocabulary for identifying and explaining problems in copy that already exists. The Internet has become a pastiche of cut-and-paste content, often placed by non-writers to fill space for no particular reason or by computers with no oversight from humans (e.g., Amazon.com). Because these snippets are typically on topic (but often for the wrong purpose or audience), professional writers have difficulty identifying the problems and an even harder time explaining them. Finding an effective tool for identifying and explaining problems in digital content becomes a particularly important problem as writers increasingly struggle with growing complications in complex information systems (systems that create and manage their own content with little human intervention). Being able to look at a body of copy and immediately see that it is problematic is an important skill that is lacking in a surprising number of professional writers.

Writing New Adult Fiction

How to Write and Sell New-Adult Fiction Deborah Halverson. excerpts. It's the full You, the author experience, something no fan can get from brief updates in social media. MINING NA FICTION'S SOCIAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES The writer-reader ...

Author: Deborah Halverson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638065

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Join the New Adult Fiction revolution! From Sylvia Day's Bared to You to Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster, new adult fiction has arrived--and it's hotter than ever. But there's more to this category than its 18-to-26-year-old characters: The success of your story depends on authentically depicting the transition of your young protagonists from teenhood to adulthood. With Writing New Adult Fiction, you'll learn how to capture the spirit of freedom, self-discovery, and romance that defines the new adult experience. • Create memorable characters that act and sound like new adults. • Sculpt a distinct personality for your fiction with POV, voice, tone, and word choices. • Build a unique, captivating plot that satisfies your audience from beginning to end. • Learn tools for revising effectively and efficiently in a speed-driven market. • Weigh the options for your path to publication: traditional, indie, and hybrid. The new adult category is filled with opportunities to break in with distinct plots and original characters. Make your mark by writing a novel that's fresh, unique--and wholly new adult!

Composition Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities

Linking each of these three strands to the work of avantgarde poetry, Glazier argues that the very idea of imaginative writing changes given the materiality of writing across digital media. As a result, electronic space, Glazier argues, ...

Author: Adam Koehler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472591951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In an era of blurred generic boundaries, multimedia storytelling, and open-source culture, creative writing scholars stand poised to consider the role that technology-and the creative writer's playful engagement with technology-has occupied in the evolution of its theory and practice. Composition, Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities is the first book to bring these three fields together to open up new opportunities and directions for creative writing studies. Placing the rise of Creative Writing Studies alongside the rise of the digital humanities in Composition/Rhetoric, Adam Koehler shows that the use of new media and its attendant re-evaluation of fundamental assumptions in the field stands to guide Creative Writing Studies into a new era. Covering current developments in composition and the digital humanities, this book re-examines established assumptions about process, genre, authority/authorship and pedagogical practice in the creative writing classroom.

Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K 12 Education

FINDINGS Seeing New Media Literacies in Writing Standards Based upon interviews of teachers in the needs assessment, researchers determined that they had not looked closely at the writing standards in the Common Core, nor were they ...

Author: Haas, Leslie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799857716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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The idea of storytelling goes beyond the borders of language, culture, or traditional education, and has historically been a tie that bonds families, communities, and nations. Digital storytelling offers opportunities for authentic academic and non-academic literacy learning across a multitude of genres. It is easily accessible to most members of society and has the potential to transform the boundaries of traditional education. As concepts around traditional literacy education evolve and become more culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive, the connections between digital storytelling and disciplinary literacy warrant considered exploration. Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K-12 Education develops a conceptual framework around pedagogical connections to digital storytelling within K-12 disciplinary literacy practices. This essential reference book supports student success through the integration of digital storytelling across content areas and grade levels. Covering topics that include immersive storytelling, multiliteracies, social justice, and pedagogical storytelling, it is intended for stakeholders interested in innovative K-12 disciplinary literacy skill development, research, and practices including but not limited to curriculum directors, education faculty, educational researchers, instructional facilitators, literacy professionals, teachers, pre-service teachers, professional development coordinators, teacher preparation programs, and students.

Writers Artists Yearbook 2021

... 178 New Humanist 70 New Internationalist 70 New Island Books 178 New Law Journal 70 New Media Writing Prize 596 University of New Mexico Press 225 New Perspectives Theatre Company 412 New Playwrights' Network 178 New Poets Prize, ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472968159

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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The latest edition of the bestselling guide to all you need to know about how to get published, is packed full of advice, inspiration and practical information. The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook has been guiding writers and illustrators on the best way to present their work, how to navigate the world of publishing and ways to improve their chances of success, for over 110 years. It is equally relevant for writers of novels and non-fiction, poems and scripts and for those writing for children, YA and adults and covers works in print, digital and audio formats. If you want to find a literary or illustration agent or publisher, would like to self-publish or crowdfund your creative idea then this Yearbook will help you. As well as sections on publishers and agents, newspapers and magazines, illustration and photography, theatre and screen, there is a wealth of detail on the legal and financial aspects of being a writer or illustrator.

Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society Practices Integrating Social Media and Globalization

The issue of democracy and equal voice in terms of design helps students write, speak and design new mediaeffectively. It also teaches them do it persuasively in order to point in terms of new media design. This particular process may ...

Author: Limbu, Marohang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466647589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Since the dawn of the digital era, the transfer of knowledge has shifted from analog to digital, local to global, and individual to social. Complex networked communities are a fundamental part of these new information-based societies. Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society: Practices Integrating Social Media and Globalization examines the production, dissemination, and consumption of knowledge within networked communities in the wider global context of pervasive Web 2.0 and social media services. This book will offer insight for business stakeholders, researchers, scholars, and administrators by highlighting the important concepts and ideas of information- and knowledge-based economies.

A Companion to Creative Writing

Thus, in designing and writing a work of New Media, the writer no longer has complete control over how a story will unfold - control that is virtually god-like in established media like stage plays, novels and movies.

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325773

Category: Education

Page: 456

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A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage

Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K 12 Settings

That is, texts can be multimodal; they can deploy graphic and audio texts, as well aslinguistic signs, with digital media. In order to produce and interpret multimodal texts, readers and writers must understand the semiotics, ...

Author: Anderson, Rebecca S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466659834

Category: Education

Page: 684

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More emphasis is being placed on writing instruction in K-12 schools than ever before. With the growing number of digital tools in the classroom, it is important that K-12 teachers learn how to use these tools to effectively teach writing in all content areas. The Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings will provide research about how students use digital tools to write, both in and out of school settings, as well as discuss issues and concerns related to the use of these learning methods. This publication is beneficial to educators, professionals, and researchers working in the field of K-12 and teacher education.

New Media Old Media

34 Media - archaeology replaces the concept of a historical development from writing to printing to digital data processing through a concept of mediatic short - circuits ; the discreteness of digital data , for example , has started ...

Author: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415942241

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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In this history of new media technologies, leading media and cultural theorists examine new media against the background of traditional media such as film, photography, and print in order to evaluate the multiple claims made about the benefits and freedom of digital media.