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notes very necessary || Barbara Bridger & J. R. Carpenter
> Notes Very Necessary is a collaboratively authored web-based multi-media essay that aims to addresses climate change by remixing images, text, and data generated by centuries imperialist, colonialist, capitalist, and scientific exploration in the Arctic. The title is borrowed from an essay authored in 1580 by the Englishmen Arthur Pet and Charles Jackman offering detailed instructions on how to conquer new territories by taking copious notes. In 2015 Barbara Bridger and J. R. Carpenter attempted to follow these instructions by making, finding, and faking notes, images, data, and diagrams online and reconfiguring them into a new narrative.
DH  digitallierature  en3177  WCW  mapping  psychogeography 
28 days ago by mcmorgan
What Iterative Writing Looks Like (and why it’s important) | Hapgood
I’ve been talking a lot about our fascination with “StreamMode”, the current dominant mode of social media. StreamMode is the approach to organizing your thoughts as a history, integrated primarily as a sequence of events. You know that you are in StreamMode if you never return to edit the things you are posting on the web.
wiki  composing  wcw  en3177 
november 2014 by mcmorgan
Peak StreamMode
StreamMode and StateMode as nascent stubs for more development.
twitter  ehret  wcw  weblogs 
september 2014 by mcmorgan
The Anatomy of the Perfect Blog Post
It's a sure thing. It's based on Science. Consider what perfect means here: SEO ranking and shareable. Still, this is one of the rare how-tos that build in sharing and skimming to the reading. It helps us see the genre, and get a sense of how commodification drives it.
rhetoric  wcw  wcwexample  erhetoric  techwriting  lists  perfection 
may 2014 by mcmorgan
Hyperrhiz.06: Essays: A Four-Sided Model for Reading Hypertext Fiction
Four modes of reading are identified and described. These are semantization, exploration, self-reflection and absorption. These modes arise as the reader interacts with textual elements and utilises contextual features. Through the article the modes of reading will be discussed in relation to similar established concepts, such as the four approaches to playing MUDs identified by Richard Bartle (1996), and different attitudes of reading print literature represented in Wolfgang Iser's theory on "die Appellstruktur der Texte" (Iser 1974, 1978), or what he later in his text game theory calls "text game structures" (Iser 1989; 1993).
DH  hypertext  WCW  reading  digitallierature  digitalliteracy 
march 2014 by mcmorgan
A Pragmatics of Links | Tosca | Journal of Digital Information
"This paper applies the linguistic theory of relevance to the study of the way links work, insisting on the lyrical quality of the link-interpreting activity. It is argued that such a pragmatic approach can help us understand hypertext readers` behavior, and thus be useful for authors and tool-builders alike." Read alongside Burbles. Rhetorics of the web. Becomes useful for practice on last page.
dh  hypertext  hypertextessay  wcw  hypernarrative 
march 2014 by mcmorgan
How people really read and share online
Data boffin shares select considerations about Time site. It's in Time. We know it's more complicated than this. It'a in *Time*.
wcw 
march 2014 by mcmorgan
10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2014
Meh. Seem 'em all already. But useful as a list for discussion.
wcw 
december 2013 by mcmorgan
Cult of Android MobileWhy Google Wants to ‘Can’ Your Messages | Cult of Android
sorry. im out of thr office but will get back 2 u when eye return. eof
dh  wcw  erhetoric 
december 2013 by mcmorgan
Digital Writing Uprising: Third-order Thinking in the Digital Humanities | Literacies | HYBRID PEDAGOGY
Oh boy. Right on time for WCW - to find a new name as Digital Writing for Professionals - and considering rhetorical velocity.
wcw  erhetoric  digital_literacy  scholarship2.0 
november 2013 by mcmorgan
The Myth of the Tech-Savvy Student - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Two uses: a) to counter the tech eddies claim that we need to move faster, and b) to signal the need for more literacy focus in FYC et al. The myth was cooked up by admins and eddies mistaking marketing surveys for educational surveys.
wcw  fyc  marketeering  marketing 
august 2012 by mcmorgan
Academic Toolbox :: Resources :: Advising Success Center :: Services :: Students :: Bemidji State University
Poor writing, poor selection, and poor advice. A hat trick - in more ways than one. Excellent set of pages for a re-write/re-design by WCW. #en3177
fyc  wcw  rewriting  redesign  BogusEducation 
july 2012 by mcmorgan
Flipboard's Mike McCue: Web format has 'contaminated' online journalism | Technology | Los Angeles Times
He has a point about how the demand for page views changes the manner of content, but "contaminate"? Really? 
journalism  wcw  web  ipad  en3177 
december 2010 by mcmorgan
EPIC FAIL: the sorry state of web education in schools | opensource.com
via tech_rhet. Move away from teaching and using proprietary software - from Word to Dreamweaver - and start incorporating open source and web-based stuff - the kind of stuff that students can use to get beyond the proprietary. Excellent little article, but I wonder what took them so long to figure this out. Academia doesn't move as slowly as all that. Been doing this, and wrestling with it, for years. Might want to read this in conjunction with TBL's Long Live the Web.
ple  pedagogy  webdesign  wcw  berners-lee  plenk2010# 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
Content Strategy: The Philosophy of Data - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
by Rachel Lovinger. Early piece on content strategy and thinking about difference between copy and content
wcw  content_strategy  copywriting  design  IA  marketing  ux  freelancing  writing 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
Clue helps you find out what's memorable about your page
displays a page for a few secs then quizzes viewer on what they recall.
wcw 
october 2010 by mcmorgan
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Experiments in delinkification
Pop piece for Web Content Writing on placing links effectively. Old hat. Nielson was on this years ago, and rhetoricians were suggesting alternatives long before this piece was conceptualized - as the comments on the post point out.
wcw  links  en3177  erhetoric  socialpractices 
july 2010 by mcmorgan
Today's Guardian (Phil Gyford’s website)
Although the finished site looks nothing like a newspaper I think it has more in common with newspapers’ best features than most news websites do. The sense of browsing quickly through stories and reading the ones that catch your eye, feels similar.
weddesign  wcw  design 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Monograph | Teach the Web
A passable review of what web developers see a valuable in learning web development and design. As expected, the focus is on understanding theory, engagement, malleable learners. The article stereotypes higher ed courses as too slow to adapt. Also relies on the outdated bicameral mind to address the differences in practices in development and design. Worth tapping into.
webdesign  wcw 
february 2009 by mcmorgan
Plain English Campaign | Drivel Defence
Javascripts that check text on web or file.
wcw  webdesign  techwriting  fyc 
august 2008 by mcmorgan
Information Architects » Blog Archive » The Interface of a Cheeseburger
sets out some general principles of interface design, drawn from examples. Good fpr WCW and Web Design to get students looking at interfaces.
interface  wcw  webdesign 
july 2008 by mcmorgan
Annotation Example
Web Annotation Demo

This is a demonstration of Marginalia, my web annotation implementation.
wcw  literacy  writing  marginalia 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
The Paper Version of the Web at Deeplinking
Many of the websites we use started out as scrawlings, Images of UI sketches
webdesign  wcwexample  wcw 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Screencast: Introduction to Sandvox | Karelia Software
A brilliant example of a screencast: well organized, well produced ... and good software, too.
WebDesignExample  webdesign  wcw  screencast 
october 2007 by mcmorgan
10 Tips For Online Persuasion
Sedley. Cf his A-Z: this list is focused on what he calls "persuation windows" aka kairotic moments, or just plain ol' kairos.
rhetoric  erhetoric  en3177  wcw  webdesign 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
Persuasive-Solutions-for-Demanding-Times.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object)
podcast. Richard Sedley. Solid intro to persuasion - and how it applies to web development and writing, with a focus on basing rhetorical strats on current psychological theory.
rhetoric  wcw  webdesign  web2.0 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
DUB - DENIM
Denin is an open source app for early web design and prototyping.
wcw  freeware  software  webdesign 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
Bring the E-Books Home » ‘Chasing Crusoe’ via multimedia: Robinson Crusoe the novel vs. the real ‘Crusoe’ and his island
critique of the Chasing Crusoe multimedia presentation: squanders the opportunity to really develop the text. But it looks like the project is supposed to be a mass media story rather than a deep text.
wcw  webdesign  literacy  books  book 
february 2007 by mcmorgan
BSU Ed Undergraduate Programs
most of the BSUED web pages place promo materials above information and/or pass off promo as info. Most make good exercises for re-writing and reorganizing. The FAQ is phonied up, too, used as a device for structuring the page rather than a FAQ
wcw  wcwexample 
october 2006 by mcmorgan
Content, structure, and relevance: the ploy’s the thing. Part one of a four-part series
also published at http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/magazine/usersadvocate/usersadvocate_webaudience.html Emphasis on content, including links, etc. Right at the beginning of web2.0, advocates making content available for free., providing communities, .
wcw  writing  webdesign 
july 2006 by mcmorgan
Writing for a Web Audience (Web Design & Usability)
Constance Petersen. 10 suggestions. The virtue with this work over others is that Peterson connects the suggestion to end/effect: use a list to slow readers down; simplify for understanding, etc.
wcw  webdesign  writing  erhetoric 
july 2006 by mcmorgan
Using open source software to design, develop, and deploy a collaborative Web site, Part 1: Introduction and overview
when dreamweaver goes away. uses web design process to adapt drupal to well-stated purposes. what it means for web design and wcw: projects will deal with selecting the right cms for the job, finessing the css, etc
readme  webdesign  opensource  cms  drupal  wcw 
july 2006 by mcmorgan

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