In the Fall 2008 class I organized a contest for students to make videos about "The Future of Writing." I would incorporate the best assignments into a public talk I was giving at the Future of Writing Conference
at the University of California, Irvine, November 6-7, 2008. Winning students would receive extra credit.
Change is occurring in teaching and scholarly writing within the humanities
. Often called the Digital humanities,"
this work occurs "at the intersection of the Humanities, computing and other emerging digital technologies." [cit]
Nicholas Carr blogs: "pundits have, for about two centuries now, been eagerly proclaiming the imminent death of the book. And, over and over again, they've been proven wrong. Today's book lovers may take comfort from that fact, but they probably shouldn't."[cit]