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F.A.I.L. (Fantasy Automated Investors League), a netprov

F.A.I.L. (Fantasy Automated Investors League), a netprov

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Blog |

F.A.I.L. was a 5-day netprov, running from Wed Nov 28th through Sun Dec 2nd, 2012. It was a story acted out in Twitter about three fictional characters and their adventures during those 5 days. The project was timed in conjunction with the Twitter Fiction Festival. Complete text archive of all the Tweets in the F.A.I.L. netprov The Story Dan, Lisa and...

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Fake Whiteboard Lecture Notes: WTF1001

Fake Whiteboard Lecture Notes:  WTF1001

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in Blog |

For years I’ve impulsively been leaving fake “lecture notes” on the whiteboards of classrooms with the goal that they be so tantalizing, so confounding, that the viewer must utter out loud “What the **** were they TALKING about?!” I’ve encouraged my upper division graphic design students to join me as an informal...

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Netprov Mission Statement

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Blog |

Going back through my sketchbooks from the last year — this amazing year for netprov with F.A.I.L. (Fantasy Automated Investors League), OccupyMLA, Temporary Spencer Pratt, Center for Twitzease Control and more! — I found this proud,, scribbled nomination for a Netprov Mission Statement that made me do a laughing-coffee-spit-take*. Herewith the Netprov...

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Last Five Days of Sight and Sound, a Netprov

Last Five Days of Sight and Sound, a Netprov

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Blog |

The Story:  Today, everything is rosy. You awake at the Phoenix Center after part one of the treatment, which has you confined to your bed. You are one day away from having your sight, sound, and speech restored!  As a stop-gap, your brain has been connected to the Internet.  All the things you see, hear, or say must go through either Twitter or some other...

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Martian Commander, a netprov

Martian Commander, a netprov

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Blog |

Early on the morning of Aug 6th — Western Hemisphere Planet Earth time — NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars. Within hours Jay Bushman had launched a Twitter account called The Surface of Mars @surfaceofmars that had as its first tweet: “Whoa? What the hell just happened?” (Surface of Mars full story) I was inspired to...

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Pasts and Futures of Netprov: The Full Spiel

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Blog |

Glad to be able to share—at last—a decent in-depth answer to the question I’ve been getting for the past couple of years: What is Netprov? See the slide talk here: http://robwit.net/?project=what-is-netprov-conference-talk-2012 This is a remix of the talk I gave, called “Pasts and Futures of Netprov” at the Electronic Literature...

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