Speaker : David Dylan Thomas
Date : Saturday October 1, 2011 — 11am
Room : Tuttleman 403 A/B
Track : Social (Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.)
They’re the most basic technology on the web, but we underestimate just how much links are changing the way we read and write. Links give writers a way to play with reader expectations and give readers a way to turn the act of reading into a form of gameplay. We’ll discuss how links actually create meaning, how to use them as an artful writing tool, and how all of this is changing the very nature of knowledge in the 21st century. You can read excerpts from this talk at http://www.daviddylanthomas.
This session will answer…
- How can you use links to make your writing more engaging?
- How are links turning the web into a text-based gamespace?
- What are the best/worst practices for using hyperlinks?
- What new technologies threaten the future of hyperlinks?
- How are links enabling a fundamental shift in how we define knowledge?
Track: Social (Blogging)