Lessons in Netprov: Collaborative Writing in the Digital Age

Lessons in Netprov: Collaborative Writing in the Digital Age
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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.

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