[Textologies] – Newsreader – textual remix on the fly


News Reader is software for reading and playing the network news environment. News Reader initially offers the current “top stories” from Yahoo! News — which are always drawn from mainstream sources. Playing these stories brings forth texts generated from alternative press stories, portions of which are (through interaction) introduced into the starting texts, gradually altering them. News Reader is an artwork designed for daily use, providing an at times humorous, at times disturbing experience of our news and the chains of language that run through it.

I found the interface took a bit of getting used to, but it was fun — and the project points to some interesting new directions on how text environments can be turned inside out online.

Via Grand Text Auto.

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I am a Strategist and Discoordinator with UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. My main blogging space is Abject Learning, and I sporadically update a short bio with publications and presentations over there as well...
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2 Responses to [Textologies] – Newsreader – textual remix on the fly

  1. Mark says:

    I am just beginning to find the world of blogging. I am a PhD student at Utah State University. Dr. David Wiley has introduced blogging to me. I really am fascinated the opportunity to connect with people who live all over the world and are interested in similar topics as I am. I am studying instructional technology at USU. I enjoy your website. Thanks for the tip about News Reader. I am using sharpreader right now.

  2. Kami says:

    Thankyou for the links to these two valuable resources for on-line research. I have added them to my favorites and will use them regularly. Also, I feel that it is an honor to post to your blog as you have been identified as a giant in the field of instructional technology by all of the other blogs that I have read by leaders in the field. I appreciate that you keep up with news and information in the field so that graduate students such as myself can benefit from your efforts.

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