Reading and Annotating Andrew Fitzgerald’s TED Talk “Adventures in Twitter Fiction”

Here are the expanded assignment details for our next class. You can use this link to download them: WRT105_TwitterFiction_Exercise.

I mentioned using the “copy url at present time” to help annotate the TED talk. As you’ll see below, that is no longer necessary. Instead, use the time-indexes provided with the transcript for the video.

GL

 

WRT 105 | Reading and Annotating Andrew Fitzgerald’s TED Talk “Adventures in Twitter Fiction”

Our next assignment asks that you consider the idea of twitter fiction within the framework of our big six (6): Persona, Purpose, Audience, Context, Genre, and Medium.

As you watch the talk annotate/read the presentation – make notes about the ideas and concepts that Fitzgerald presents. For instance, Fitzgerald opens his talk by discussing how the radio of while the 1930s united millions of people with its broadcasts, the medium also began to evolve and shape the stories it told.

  • You might make note of this fact, or perhaps question it, or perhaps make note of a radio-story experience you had while driving with older relatives in the car ( NPR? older folks do love to listen to talk radio).
  • You might think of other mediums and how they have affected the way they broadcast stories and narratives—Fitzgerald mentions the idea of episodes (serialized narratives), and we now have things like webisodes, vlogs, and cell-phone fiction (narratives composed on cellphones using SMS).
  • Also – don’t be afraid to play the skeptic: read against the grain of Fitzgerald’s claims and try to problematize them. Are his claims about radio always true? Do Fitzgerald’s claims also apply to screen narratives? Would we consider twitter fiction to be a screen narrative?

The point is to engage actively with Fitzgerald’s talk and note down those engagements: use the notes you make as a tool to process his claims and arguments.

Luckily, the TED folks in all of their 21st century medium wisdom have thought to provide a dynamic transcript of Fitzgerald’s talk.

Go to https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_fitzgerald_adventures_in_twitter_fiction#t-46708

Along the bottom of the video, towards the right side, look for the transcript icon. Clicking it will launch a new page with the video playing in the top left portion of the page with the transcript in the main body of the page. The transcript has time-indexes for Fitzgerald’s talk, and highlights / underlines the text as Fitzgerald speaks it.

All of which will help you make your annotations for the TED talk.

Also spend time reading /annotating Claire Armistead’s blog post and the twitter-fiction site. For these two sources, make brief notes about sections, a particular story’s twitter stream, or a blog-worthy tidbit. Again, try to engage and be critical / questioning of what you read. So, here are the specifics for the assignment:

Read and annotate Andrew Fitzgerald’s TED Talk “Adventures in Twitter Fiction”https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_fitzgerald_adventures_in_twitter_fiction

and Claire Armistead’s blog post

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/jan/10/twitter-birth-new-literary-genre

and explore the website:

http://twitterfictionfestival.com

Write a blog post discussing how twitter fiction is different from more traditional forms of fiction (following the guidelines in chapter 2 of EaT). How does fiction delivered via twitter complicate our understanding of purpose, audience, persona and genre? You might like to compose your own twitter fiction as part of this exercise, which will help you to consider the purpose, audience, persona and genre of your own writing.

Please post to your expressions page and bring a hard copy to class.

80 thoughts on “Reading and Annotating Andrew Fitzgerald’s TED Talk “Adventures in Twitter Fiction”

  1. Pingback: stromectol 3mg

  2. Pingback: pfizer viagra price

  3. Pingback: viagra cialis

  4. Pingback: ivermectin 8000

  5. Pingback: viagra usa

  6. Pingback: hims viagra

  7. Pingback: buy viagra online

  8. Pingback: sildenafil goodrx

  9. Pingback: furry sex flash games

  10. Pingback: hims sildenafil

  11. Pingback: alternatives to viagra

  12. Pingback: online viagra cheap

  13. Pingback: herbal viagra

  14. Pingback: can you buy male viagra over the counter

  15. Pingback: snorting viagra

  16. Pingback: cheap viagra

  17. Pingback: natural viagra for men

  18. Pingback: female viagra pill

  19. Pingback: roman viagra

  20. Pingback: viagra tablet

  21. Pingback: viagra para mujer

  22. Pingback: purchase viagra without prescription

  23. Pingback: viagra without a doctor prescription walmart

  24. Pingback: z pack otc

  25. Pingback: viagra connect

  26. Pingback: z pack otc

  27. Pingback: dapoxetine tablets spc

  28. Pingback: can lisinopril cause arrhythmias

  29. Pingback: buy sildenafil

  30. Pingback: visual viagra

  31. Pingback: pfizer viagra buy online india

  32. Pingback: zithromax patient reviews

  33. Pingback: buy cialis pills

  34. Pingback: cialis walmart

  35. Pingback: order generic viagra online from india

  36. Pingback: can i buy viagra connect in the u.s.

  37. Pingback: cost viagra paharmacies thailand]

  38. Pingback: ventolin hfa 200 metered inhalations

  39. Pingback: viagra cost in australia

  40. Pingback: generic of zithramax

  41. Pingback: how to buy cialis

  42. Pingback: ivermectina bula

  43. Pingback: cost of sildenafil 20 mg

  44. Pingback: how to purchase cialis

  45. Pingback: how to order viagra online in india

  46. Pingback: novivermecta 6 stromectol

  47. Pingback: viagra pill for women

  48. Pingback: scabies treatment ivermectin

  49. Pingback: tadalafil 10mg from canada

  50. Pingback: viagra prescription

  51. Pingback: where can i buy prednisone over the counter uk

  52. Pingback: finasteride walmart

  53. Pingback: free cialis

  54. Pingback: buy viagra

  55. Pingback: cheap viagra online

  56. Pingback: cialis versus viagra

  57. Pingback: ivermect teva 875 mg

  58. Pingback: generic 100mg sildenafil

  59. Pingback: amoxicillin for pain

  60. Pingback: cheap sildenafil canada

  61. Pingback: cost of viagra

  62. Pingback: prednisone rash

  63. Pingback: cialis 5 mg

  64. Pingback: female viagra pills

  65. Pingback: viagragates

  66. Pingback: sildenafil

  67. Pingback: cialis by mail

  68. Pingback: cialis tadalafil 20mg

  69. Pingback: tablet cialis 20 mg

  70. Pingback: buy stromectol walgreens

  71. Pingback: can you order cialis online

  72. Pingback: viagra online usa

  73. Pingback: buying viagra online

  74. Pingback: viagra generic

  75. Pingback: viagra cost

  76. Pingback: online pharmacy viagra

  77. Pingback: purchase viagra online

  78. Pingback: stromectol pdr

  79. Pingback: cheap generic cialis

  80. Pingback: take stromectol with food

Comments are closed.