Jerz: Writing for the Internet (EL 236)


22 September 2006

History of New Media

I remember when the 'net was young… but every medium was new once.

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Ex 4: ''Digital Documents Reveal What Life was Like in 2006''

Following the model of the Onion article on e-mail, write up an imaginary news story that uses documents you have created or encountered recently, in which archaeologists of the future try to come to conclusions about how those documents revealed the values and social norms of our present culture. Focus on insights that would not have been obvious from digital documents collected in 1995.


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Wikipedia, ''Eternal September''

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endless_September


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Silberman, ''Your Thoughts: A Permanent Public Record''

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,10780,00.html


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Random House uses interactive fiction to advertise books....

THE GLASS BOOKS OF THE DREAM EATERS - ONLINE ADVENTURE

Online Adventure is unlike most modern games. While it is interactive, what drives it is your imagination. Much like reading a novel and imagining the action and characters with your own personal vision, you'll enter the world of this game with your mind's eye, illustrating the scenes as you would like to see them. We have created the game in this way to give you closest experience possible to actually walking inside the world of the book.


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