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Less Is More: Using Social Media to Inspire Concise Writing - NYTimes.com
"How can online media like Twitter posts, Facebook status updates and text messages be harnessed to inspire and guide concise writing? In this lesson, students read, respond to and write brief fiction and nonfiction stories, and reflect on the benefits and drawbacks of “writing short.”"

[Related: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/opinion/20selsberg.html AND http://www.pdscompasspoint.com/?p=4466 ]
writing  literature  twitter  facebook  brevity  classideas  fiction  stories  storytelling  socialmedia  summary  texting  constraints  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
COPE: James Wallis levels with you » A Thing of Beauty is a Stout Green Toy
"My talk, ‘A Thing of Beauty is a Stout Green Toy’, a description of how a large percentage of the modern games industry can trace its roots directly to one three-page piece of experimental French writing from the mid-1960s, seemed to go down well. Judge for yourself: I’ve uploaded it here, interspersing the slides with the text. Slideshare seems to have done something odd with several of the fonts, but I’m sure you’re big enough to get past that."
oulipo  literatura  literature  france  french  poetry  language  writing  play  constraints  books  philosophy  fiction  games  gaming  art  culture  linguistics  reading  creativity  community  structure  math  pataphysics  crossdisciplinary 
november 2008 by robertogreco
A Thing of Beauty is a Stout Green Toy - SlideShare
"My talk, ‘A Thing of Beauty is a Stout Green Toy’, a description of how a large percentage of the modern games industry can trace its roots directly to one three-page piece of experimental French writing from the mid-1960s, seemed to go down well. Judge for yourself: I’ve uploaded it here, interspersing the slides with the text. Slideshare seems to have done something odd with several of the fonts, but I’m sure you’re big enough to get past that."
oulipo  literatura  literature  france  french  poetry  language  writing  play  constraints  books  philosophy  fiction  games  gaming  art  culture  linguistics  reading  creativity  community  structure  math  pataphysics  crossdisciplinary 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Oulipo - Wikipedia
"Oulipo (pronounced oo-lee-PO) stands for "Ouvroir de littérature potentielle", which translates roughly as "workshop of potential literature". It is a loose gathering of (mainly) French-speaking writers and mathematicians, and seeks to create works using constrained writing techniques. It was founded in 1960 by Raymond Queneau and François Le Lionnais. Other notable members include novelists like Georges Perec and Italo Calvino, poets like Oskar Pastior or Jacques Roubaud, also known as a mathematician."

[via: http://rooreynolds.com/2008/11/01/playful-2/ ]
oulipo  literatura  literature  france  french  poetry  language  writing  play  constraints  books  philosophy  fiction  games  gaming  art  culture  linguistics  reading  creativity  community  structure  math  pataphysics  crossdisciplinary 
november 2008 by robertogreco

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