This is a very cool opportunity. Some smart folks will be putting on a free web seminar on “Teaching Writing as an Information Art” on February 28 at 9:00 am PST. Follow the link for more details and how to connect, but here’s how they describe the session itself:
Contemporary writing courses have been taking on computational tools, from word processors to wikis, for over two decades now, and for a large portion of that time, the tools have taken center stage. However, contemporary talk of media “literacies” has changed the place of tools in the classroom — or rather, has reframed the role of language as information. When students begin to study the role of words as tags, metadata, or search optimizing keywords, they are studying not just semantic structures but the logic and rhetoric of the flow of information. This panel discusses the idea of reframing those courses and their lessons under the title of Information Arts.
Sounds great. Hope to “see” you “there.”