From non-linear narratives to rich, scholarly annotations, this workshop will encourage new ways of thinking about writing in digital environments. Using a web application called Scalar, you will begin to craft a media-rich digital narrative. Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways. No technical expertise required.
Example Scalar Projects:
Digital Paxton: "Digital Paxton collects more than 175 political cartoons, manuscripts, broadsides, pamphlets, and German-language translations of pamphlets related to the Paxton incident [of 1764].” (Will Fenton, Doctoral Candidate at Fordham University)
Pathfinders: This project documents early digital literature, specifically pre-web hypertext fiction and poetry, from 1986-1995.
Performing Archive: Curtis + "the vanishing race”: An aggregated archive of photographs taken by Edward S. Curtis of western American and Canadian tribes.