Is Facebook just personalized fiction? Can you trust the life that your Facebook friends portray? Facebook as fiction has been a topic of much discussion in the most recent week.
This week, write an erasure poem using the following text from chapter 9 of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
This week, write a poem using the descriptions of web status and error codes.
As you may know, Monday was Bloomsday. If you’re still feeling a bit groggy after all that James Joyce, I’ve got just the thing. Nothing makes the hurt go away like a little hair of the dog that bit you.
Create found poems from vintage advertising text.
What’s the difference between conceptual writing and constraint-based writing? Were the Oulipo conceptualists? What is a concept in conceptual art, and how does it relate to the artwork itself? A.D. Jameson discusses these questions and more in his post The difference between a concept & a constraint, part 1: What is a concept?
Remixing the language of information architecture.
The Shakespearean Insulter will generate a random insult from one of Shakespeare’s texts. Next time you run into a “lumpish unchin-snouted boar-pig,” consider delivering an insult, Shakespeare style.
American media has been saturated by a kind of escapism that seems to focus on people unlike us; literary tradition has usually taken the opposite tactic. In it, we see ourselves or can come to recognize a common behavioral ancestor, no matter how outrageous. Corwin Ericson’s Checked Out OK is another entry into the long-standing tradition of community exposure that creates a solidarity between readers.