This syllabus is currently intended as a self-paced, independent resource. I encourage you to set up a study group if you would like to learn among others.
By reading the syllabus materials and completing the suggested creative prompts, you should be able to:
- Talk about significant movements or schools within print poetry and digital poetry, and apply their ideas to browser-based poetry
Week 0(?): Introductions
- structure of the course
- why make poetry in the browser?
- what is a website made of?
Week 1: HTML
- page source
- code poetry
- Benjamin Laird – (en)coded poetry: read, write, execute
- Peter Wildman – modulate a thousand times more
- Katherine Yang – every element is an html
- J.R Carpenter – Fishes & Flying Things
Week 2: CSS
- selectors, specificity
- box model
- typographic poetry
- visual poetry
- naming/sequences (??? wrote this in notebook w no context)
Week 3: More CSS
- media queries
- animated poetry
- concrete poetry
- algorithm poems
- What is the DOM?
- animated poems?
- Tiger Dingsun – Reading Machines
- what is a library?
- package managers
- libraries for poetry: Tracery, RiTA