I’d like us to spend our last class meeting presenting your digital essays. This closing celebration of your work will be in two stages.
Presentations: Affordances and constraints
I’d like each of you to offer a brief presentation of your digital essay to the class. Plan to speak for 3-4 minutes—absolutely no more! In the second half of the class, people will have plenty of time to read through your piece and talk with you about the substance of your work. So in your presentation, I’d like you to focus on what composing for the digital media allowed you to do, and what doing so made difficult. Point to particular moments in your essay that allow you to discuss:
- How your project developed, from idea through drafts and revisions to final product,
- What you felt you were able to express that you could not have done in print (affordances),
- What proved difficult for you in working in this medium (constraints).
At the start of this course, I asked the question: What changes when you write not for the page but the screen? This is your chance to offer an answer.
Final drafts: A digital arcade
The Paris Arcades
Please post a link to the final version of your essay to this website. We’ll spend the last half of the class walking about the room, viewing and discussing one another’s work
In the body of your post, write a version of your presentation of your project to the class. The written form of your presentation may be read by people outside this class, so you might want to:
- Offer a somewhat longer description of your actual project—a “teaser” to attract readers;
- Say a little more about the history of your project, about how you developed it;
- Insert an image from your project.
Please post your work to this site by 2:00 pm on Tues, 4/24. Use r12 as your category. Your post and presentation will count as r12. Your final draft will earn a letter grade. I look forward to a fun last class!