Author: Namamrita Gibbs
Presently I am a senior at UF. My major is English, and my minor is Pathways to Teaching. I have a passion to travel around the word and a vision to teach wherever I go. My goal upon graduation from the University of Florida, is to teach English at a secondary level in foreign, particularly Asian countries. Some of the countries include, but are not limited to Japan, Korea, and Tiwan.
Project: Creating a “Learning Screen”
The project serves as a learning screen to introduce the qualities presented in Italo Calvino’s Six Memos for the Next Millenium, along side with the Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips, to the emerging field of electronic literature. E-Literature stems from the advancement of technology and utilizes a digital medium to create meaning through various characteristics of graphic elements, etc. A brief summary of the six qualities Calvino defines, 1) Lightness, 2) Quickness, 3) Exactitude, 4) Multiplicity and 5) Visibility will be presented along with an emblem and analogy that corresponds and relates to them accordingly.
Dedication to Professor: Gregory Ulmer
I would like to offer my appreciation to Professor Gregory Ulmer, who has guided me through this exploratory process of uncovering e-lit, while providing invaluable feedback and instruction. He certainly has proven to be an expert and exemplary teacher in the field— who not only takes his subject matter to heart, but utilizes his classroom facility and tools to the best degree to broaden his students’ understanding of the aesthetic process on the role graphics and e-lit plays in the 21st Century. I am truly grateful to have this opportunity to share my interest and knowledge about e-lit.