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A curated collection of stuff for and about Digital Writing Month from @HybridPed and UW-Madison Continuing Studies. www.digitalwritingmonth.com
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DigiWriMo Day 8 – Social networking the old fashioned way

DigiWriMo Day 8 – Social networking the old fashioned way | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it
As Digital Writing Month comes to a close I’ve been reflecting on my experience with the month long writing project. It’s unfortunate that DigiWriMo fell in the middle of a very busy mo...
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Digital Writing Month Fail? | Inside Higher Ed

Digital Writing Month Fail? | Inside Higher Ed | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it

It’s already the end of the month. I came nowhere near completing my goal of 50,000 digital words, but more troubling, I didn’t manage to write anything for either of my MLA presentations. Instead I spent a lot of time this month applying for jobs, caring for sick kids and spouse and self, and grading (oh, the grading!). Not to mention the 2.5 hours spent filling out paperwork for immigration. Can YOU list the exact addresses (and dates) of everywhere you’ve lived since you were 16?

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Digital Writing Month: If I Don't Reach My Goal - Have I Failed?

So the question is this; by not reaching my original goal – have I failed? Perhaps yes….perhaps no. I’m not going to agonize over it. Instead, I’m celebrating the various things that I have done and that I will continue to do in the days to come.

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Digital Writing Month: A Poem for My Multiple Voices

Digital Writing Month: A Poem for My Multiple Voices | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it

And actually, it’s pretty fascinating to see how your words become waves when you are using audio files in a system like Audacity. The peaks and valleys – the gaps of silence – all remind you that our voice is really nothing more than sounds on the audio spectrum.

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Intentional Interplay: A-muse-ment in Digital Form

Intentional Interplay: A-muse-ment in Digital Form | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it

I need to call on Digimulios now because I am getting way off topic. What I want to share is a word cloud of Friend’s blog shaped appropriately as a duck. I used www.tagxedo.com to develop this word cloud. The site’s default shapes did not include a duck, so I imported one from PowerPoint.

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Digiwrimo Challenge: Code Poems | Sad Iron

Digiwrimo Challenge: Code Poems | Sad Iron | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it

Code poems are some­thing I don’t know much about, but as a cre­ative writ­ing teacher I prob­a­bly should. I’ve been think­ing for awhile about how sub­ver­sive code poems are and can be, espe­cially if the audi­ence doesn’t know they’re read­ing a code poem—only the most intu­itive reader would know to “show source” and expose the work in full, rather than the mere semi­otics of sur­face. Would this be too exclu­sive? No. As Sean Michael Mor­ris reminded me the other evening, a writer should have high expec­ta­tions of their audi­ence. What also inter­ests me about code is its inef­fa­ble nature—code is per­for­ma­tive; it is what it does, so any HTML tag, for exam­ple, is a mere descrip­tion of an action, rather than a “word” in the com­mon sense of what we know words to be. I have a new book of poetry com­ing out in Feb­ru­ary titled </war>, and the pri­mary rea­son I chose this title was it’s unspeak­able (and often unrep­re­sentable) form—we could say “end war” or “close war” or any num­ber of other vari­a­tions, but still not cap­ture the essence of the per­for­mance (which is gen­er­ally why we fail so much as a soci­ety when talk­ing about war).

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Digital Writing Month: A Code-Poem Experiment

Digital Writing Month: A Code-Poem Experiment | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it

I saw a challenge over at Digital Writing Month: create a html code poem. Eh? Why not?

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A Report on the Night of Writing Digitally

A Report on the Night of Writing Digitally | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it
Saturday night I spent 4 hours in a dimly lit room with strangers. We wrote writing digitally and ate too much chocolate. It was the in-person Night of Writing Digitally event hosted by and at Mary...
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#NoWDigi: Hybrid Poem - Digital Writing Month

#NoWDigi: Hybrid Poem - Digital Writing Month | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it
To get us started with the Night of Writing Digitally, we'll be writing a collaborative hybrid poem inside of a Google Doc.
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Digital Writing Month Comic: Completing Wikipedia

Digital Writing Month Comic: Completing Wikipedia | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it
I spend a long, but amazing, day at the NCTE Convention yesterday, tweeting about my experiences as much as possible. Instead of re-writing those, I have toyed around with Storify to collect and assemble my tweets in the ...
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digital writing and #digiwrimo | Catalog of Ships

I signed up for Digital Writing Month with the knowledge that I was unlikely to reach the 50,000 word goal. I am notoriously one of those well-intentioned folks who begin projects only to abandon them part way through or who have grand visions which never become more than an eye-twinkle. In my more romantic moments I have imagined that I would one day write a book–not an academic work, but something of fiction. Or, as most books tend to be, something narcissistic and autobiographical (because what, of everything in the world, can I possibly know better than myself?). One day, I think I will write the story of my grandfather, whom I love more than anything. One day, I will compose enough poetry to fill Hell. One day, I will catalogue all the lingering glances and palpable discomfort which arise when people notice the surface of my skin is broken by countless scars.

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DigiWriMo Halftime Report

Today is November 15, the halfway mark in DigiWriMo/AcWriMo. It’s time to check in and see how my DigiWriMo goals are progressing. Here are the goals: 1. Write one officer bio every day for t...
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Digital Writing Month: Running from Zombies (Comic)

Digital Writing Month: Running from Zombies (Comic) | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it
Zombies as part of Digital Writing Month. (You can see my post about it from yesterday). And I figure, as long a I am in the game, so, too, should the characters from the webcomic I have been creating as part of Digital Writing ...
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#digiwrimo Wrap Up

As I publish this, it’s 50,952 words, broken down into 1,548 tweets (averaging 22 words per tweet) and 16,209 words from blog posts across the webteam blog, the Oberlin blogs, this blog/site, and my...
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Wrapping Up #DigiWriMo | Elizabeth Kate Switaj

Wrapping Up #DigiWriMo | Elizabeth Kate Switaj | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it

Digital writing can only persist if it is shifted between media as technology shifts. There is a beauty in this ephemerality and changeability.

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Digital Writing Month: Game off/Game on

Digital Writing Month: Game off/Game on | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it

This really is what happened to me with my video game project for Digital Writing Month. I had begun to create a game in which I was seeking to represent some of my ideas around digital writing. I was two and a half levels into the game design when I realized: this is not working. If you have never dipped your toes into game design, the use of symbolism is important, and here, as I tried to “represent” digital writing within a video game format, it just fell apart on me.

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Kristin Miller Woodward: Code:Poem

Kristin Miller Woodward: Code:Poem | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it

I have been lurking around DigiWriMo. Finally jumped into the Code:Poem prompt today. At first, I was fascinated by the prospect of spending a few minutes to learn some Java commands. (That’s what I’ll call them.) I sailed through the first several exercises and started thinking about my career options as a “Coder”, but as I worked my way into the harder tasks, I forgot what I learned in the first levels and could not put together compound strings, even with hints. But, I was following the steps of the prompt to work through at least part of the tutorial. I would need to repeat the tutorial *and* take notes to learn the full commands. After abandoning Code Academy (for today) I peaked at the sample code poems and was fascinated by the code {poem} project. The idea of communicating poetic style in code. Illuminating not obscuring and transcending a new medium with poetry. I hear the power of visual media to convey ideas and transform our communication style. But the code poems are entirely separate from that phenomenon in that they build on the power of allusion, alliteration, metaphor with a new, evolved form and function that codes voice into a living text.

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Digital Writing Month: Compose the Web

Digital Writing Month: Compose the Web | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it
Digital Writing Month: Compose the Web. Using Thimble. I really enjoyed a session at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting called Composing the Web, which began with a neat “toy hacking” activity and then moved ...
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History in the City: DigiWriMo goes abroad

History in the City: DigiWriMo goes abroad | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it
DigiWriMo goes abroad. so my #acwrimo has been getting all the love of late, but today I had some time get back to my manifesto project. Today VALIE EXPORT, Women's Art. A Manifesto, writing in 1972 for exhibition in ...
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I, Lord Hamlet: Three Wordles and Reflections Thereon (DigiWriMo Project)

I, Lord Hamlet: Three Wordles and Reflections Thereon (DigiWriMo Project) | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it

My goals for DigiWriMo have been very modest. I’ve never aimed to hit the 50,000 words / month mark, really, or even the 1,500 words / day, thanks largely to my teaching and job-hunting schedule for the term. About 70% of the academic jobs I am applying to have deadlines this month, which coincides nicely (how did they know?) with three heavy grading cycles. My schedule puts me on campus about 8-7 four days a week, with very little “me” time during those hours. And other than a partial reprieve this weekend, my month is organized so that I have anywhere from 50-100 papers awaiting grading at any given point. It’s been profoundly difficult to switch out of grading mode and into profound thoughts / experimental writing mode when I finally reach a stopping point on the weekends. Oy.

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On Brevity - Digital Writing Month

On Brevity - Digital Writing Month | #digiwrimo: Digital Writing Month | Scoop.it

It requires you to look at it very closely, to engage it in an intimate way. It does not overwhelm you, it cannot swallow you up.

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