Girls Write Now Dorkshops make dreams come true. Mentors and mentees in this spring’s Digital Media Mentoring Program brought their words to life at Creative Publishing Dorkshops where they learned to write, design, and produce their very own e-books.
“If I had the knowledge, skill, and money to use all the tools in the world, I would start digitally remixing all my short stories and poems…It would also be great if I could animate one of Edgar Allan Poe’s works such as the ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ or ‘The Raven.’” – Monica Chin, mentee
Our mentees are defining the digital edge, bringing the craft of writing into the 21st century. Over the course of a three semester pilot, mentees produced digital writing in the form of videos, games, and ebooks. We’re taking you inside mentees’ finished work and showing you how they got there, too. Check out our portfolios from the three-semester pilot, and keep a lookout for news from our 2013-14 Digital Media Mentoring Program at The New School.
Welcome to our Narrative Gaming Dorkshop series, where mentees and mentors used juicy conflict, enticing characters, and surprising plot twists to write their very own narrative online games. Through our series of three monthly Dorkshops, mentees and mentors learned how to use Wordpress posts and QR codes to build narrative games that can be played on any mobile devise.
In the spring of 2012, select mentee/mentor pairs embarked on a digital remix adventure. Parting ways with the rest of the GWN crew for the months from February through April, these “Remixers” attended “Dorkshops” (digitally focused workshops) learning digital photography, video editing, animation, audio production, and online sharing.