| Levels | Visual as Verbal | Parody (Facade) | Essay | Gathering | ReVision
In this assignment, you'll create a set of visual teasers, verbal blurbs,
summaries and banners to encourage visitors to your Web site to click
to and read your documents from the top level of your site. Since they
represent and advertise different pieces of writing, the visuals should
be distinct from each other, but they should also work as a matched set
of images on the main page where they appear together. More...
Using Photoshop and Dreamweaver, take the content of an verbal text (your own or someone else's) and create a series of hypertext screens that realize the original's effects by "visualizing" it. That is, rather than just pasting the words into a long, continuous online document, use visual design to help create meaning, including images, various fonts, contrasting sizes and colors, layout, backgrounds, layering, visual heirarchies, etc. More...
A Defining Example of New Media Writing
In a five-to-seven page essay (double spaced, at least 1,300 words), look at a single example of "New Media Writing" to identify and understand one defining technique, issue, problem or principle.
Support your definition with at least five quotations from Janet Murray's book, or some other academic analysis of New Media. More...
In a hypertext fiction, place a main character in a situation that draws people together: a party, a competition, a meeting, a holiday festival. More...
By "ReVision," I don't mean a revision that fixes up a previous project with lots of local corrections and improvements. Instead, ReVision entails a global transformation in the idea or strategy you pursue in the project, which will require changes throughout. This might be a better, more complete vision of what the original assignment asked for, or it might be a further goal or intention for the project. More...