By Brenda Danet

ISBN-10: 0585436576

ISBN-13: 9780585436579

ISBN-10: 1859734197

ISBN-13: 9781859734193

The web is altering the way in which we converse. As a ‘cross’ among letter-writing and dialog, e mail has altered conventional letter-writing conventions. web pages and chat rooms have made visible elements of written conversation of larger significance, arguably, than ever prior to. New communique codes proceed to adapt with unheard of speed.

This ebook explores playfulness and artfulness in electronic writing and verbal exchange and anwers penetrating questions about this new medium. below what stipulations do previous letter-writing norms stay very important, even in electronic mail? electronic greetings are altering the way in which we have a good time distinctive events and public vacation trips, yet will they take where of paper postcards and greeting playing cards? the writer additionally seems to be at how new artwork types, reminiscent of digital theatre, ASCII artwork, and electronic folks paintings on IRC, are flourishing, and the way many folks acquire and show electronic fonts on good-looking web content, or perhaps layout their very own. meant as a ‘time pill’ documenting advancements on-line within the mid- to past due Nineteen Nineties, whilst the web grew to become a mass medium, this ebook treats the pc as an expressive device fostering new different types of creativity and renowned culture.

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99 In addition, beginning with the second performance of “PCbeth,” the parody of Macbeth, my research group and I were “present” at Hamnet performances and even played small roles. The analysis thus draws both on the texts of scripts and performances and on experiences during participant observation. The chapter shows how participants in the 1991 simulation depicted the sequence of actions involved in smoking marihuana verbally and pictorially, using smiley icons and other typographic means. As for the Hamnet parodies, I analyze various forms of playfulness both in scripts and in actual performances, which included many kinds of clever individual and collective improvisation.

9. Scott Swedorski’s signature file. com/ascii. As amusing, charming, or attention-catching all these phenomena are, they are not discussed at length in the book. 62 While demonstration programs to customize one’s desktop or experiment with virtual pets are free, ultimately the companies offering these programs want to sell the full versions of their software. These forms of playfulness were created by professional programmers, not ordinary users. 64 These topics have already received a good deal of attention, in many cases booklength treatments; thus I do not deal with them.

They performed hilarious typed parodies of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth, as well as of Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar Named Desire. Though scripted, performances included many forms of improvisation. 99 In addition, beginning with the second performance of “PCbeth,” the parody of Macbeth, my research group and I were “present” at Hamnet performances and even played small roles. The analysis thus draws both on the texts of scripts and performances and on experiences during participant observation.

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