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Holding a mirror to ourselves: how digital networks chAng writiN

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Handwriting has been largely replaced by electronic writing media. As these media converge in digital social networks, writing itself becomes increasingly conversational and informal. What implications does this have for knowledge in general and, more specifically, for educators attempting to encourage and develop new writing practices in creative art and design contexts?

Keywords: digital; hypertext; networks; writing

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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  • The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice is the official organ of the Writing Purposefully in Art and Design (Writing PAD) network. It offers art and design institutions an arena in which to explore and develop the notion of thinking through writing as a parallel to visual discourse in art and design practice. The journal aims to extend the debates to all national and international higher educational art and design institutions.
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