Netprov (networked improvisation narrative) is a new creative writing form created by Rob Wittig and Mark C. Marino. To introduce this form, Wittig and Marino will share some of the early netprovs (#1wknotech, Air-B-N-Me, Monstrous Weather, Occupy MLA, Spedishow), and introduce their forthcoming work: Thermophiles in Love (TiL). TiL imagines a dating service for a five-gendered micro-organism class (thermophiles) on which they seek out their perfect quadruple. The netprov explores issues of gender performance and fluidity and online romance in the contemporary moment through a microscopic lens. TiL will be a featured part of this year’s conference of the Society for Literature Science and the Arts in Atlanta, GA but open to all.
Organized by Digital Humanities @ Berkeley, the Literature and Digital Humanities Townsend Working Group, and the Berkeley Center for New Media.