21W.764 The Word Made Digital


Class Info

Video games, digital art and literature, online texts, and source code are analyzed in the contexts of history, culture, and computing platforms. Approaches from poetics and computer science are used to understand the non-narrative digital uses of text. Students undertake critical writing and creative computer projects to encounter digital writing through practice. This involves reading and modifying computer programs; therefore previous programming experience, although not required, will be helpful. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.764 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by N. Montfort.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesdays in 14E-310.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 21W.764 was rated 5.9 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Comparative Media Studies / Writing (Course 21W) < MIT site or on the 21W.764 Stellar site.

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