in this assignment, students transformed the non-sequiturs of a Twitter stream into stream-of-consciousness-esque literature, producing an #RHEADD version of twitterature. These short texts attempt to make the following spam tweets by @Horse_ebooks coherent:
In a world where the selfie has become our dominant art form, tautological phrases like “You do you” and its tribe provide a philosophical scaffolding for our ever-evolving, ever more complicated narcissism.
— Colson Whitehead, “How ‘You Do You’ Perfectly Captures Our Narcissistic Culture” in the NYTimes
QWERTY doesn’t always cut it
How can we understand what a lion tweets if keyboards aren’t made for paws?
“It’s clear that a rough grammar exists for emoji, or is at least emerging.”
New York Times: “The Emoji Have Won the Battle of Words”
Students, take note. Literally, I mean: Take notes. With a pen and paper.
…but maybe that’s because you’re tweeting rather than barking.