EXPANDING OUR VIEW OF WRITING
Welcome to Writing Across Media! This semester you will examine and create a variety of types of media, from video essays and videogames to podcasts, blogs, memes, maps and more! We'll start by considering each mode of composition individually, before delving into ways to broaden the interactivity of your compositions. Then we'll look at remixes, remakes, and revision, and you'll revisit and remediate one of your own past creations. Finally, we'll turn to intersections between digital media and advocacy, ending with a project where you advocate for an issue that you're invested in across multiple types of media. I am looking forward to working with you all this semester!
Word choice, style, organization, and sentence structure. How do we express ideas using language?
Color, layout, size, style, and perspective. How do images convey meaning?
Music, silence, tone, rhythm, and speech. How do the noises that we hear shape our environment?
Location, arrangement, layout, and openness. How does our position in the world affect how we compose?
Hand movements, dance, facial expressions, and body language. How do we use our bodies to accompany speech?