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NMWS Summer Workshop Intro Presentation


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Introduces new media writing to TCU faculty attending a workshop led by the staff of the New Media Writing Studio

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NMWS Summer Workshop Intro Presentation

  1. 1. NMWS Summer Workshop June 22-26, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>What Is New Media Writing? </li></ul><ul><li>And Why Should I Do It? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Writing = </li></ul><ul><li>Person + language + tool </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Writing has always been intimately tied to the tools that enable it. </li></ul>Ancient writing instruments – quills, bamboo, pen sharpeners, fountain pens, pencils, brushes.
  7. 9. <ul><li>“ Writing: A technology for creating conceptual frameworks and creating, sustaining, and performing lines of thought within those frameworks, drawing from and expanding on existing conventions and genres, utilizing signs and symbols, incorporating materials drawn from multiple sources, and taking advantage of the resources of a full range of media.” </li></ul><ul><li>--Andrea Lunsford </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Media = </li></ul><ul><li>The means by which messages are conveyed to audiences </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>paper + ink </li></ul><ul><li>print </li></ul><ul><li>radio </li></ul><ul><li>television </li></ul><ul><li>websites+blogs+video+tweets </li></ul><ul><li>???? </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>“ The medium is the message.” </li></ul><ul><li>--Marshall McLuhan </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>The Book </li></ul>
  13. 15. Characteristics of Digital Media <ul><li>Multimodal </li></ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Remixed </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul>
  16. 18. As tools change, writing changes. <ul><li>New media writing </li></ul><ul><li>Pays attention to change </li></ul><ul><li>Responds to change </li></ul><ul><li>Critiques change </li></ul><ul><li>Adapts/appropriates/makes use of change </li></ul>