BCNM was thrilled to co-sponsor Lessons in NetProv: Collaborative Writing in the Digital Age with Digital Humanities at Berkeley and the Literature and Digital Humanities Townsend Working Group on October 14th! On a rainy day, an incredible group of digital humanities and e-lit enthusiasts braved the weather to partake in a lively and interactive workshop.
Netprov (networked improvisation narrative) is a new creative writing form created by Rob Wittig and Mark C. Marino. Mark and Rob, along with Samara Hayley Steele, shared early netprovs (#1wknotech, Air-B-N-Me, Monstrous Weather, Occupy MLA, Spedishow), and introduced their forthcoming work: Thermophiles in Love (TiL). TiL imagines a dating service for a five-gendered micro-organism class (thermophiles) on which they seek out their perfect quadruple. The netprov explores issues of gender performance and fluidity and online romance in the contemporary moment through a microscopic lens!
Thermophiles in Love will be featured online on Halloween! Check it out! http://meanwhilenetprov.com/