Weinstein Presents Freestyle Approach to Writing at 2015 Computers and Writing Conference

Posted on 8/24/2015 11:48:29 AM

Dan Weinstein, English, presented a paper titled “Freestyle Digitality: An Approach to Reading and Writing Through Text Transformation and Improvisation” at the 2015 Computers and Writing conference held at the University of Wisconsin–Stout.

In his presentation, Weinstein described an approach to writing that promotes creativity by foregrounding linguistic play. The word freestyle in the title refers to Weinstein′s adaptation to conceptual writing of improvisational composing processes derived from the writing routines of rap artists and supported by the capacity of computers to visually manipulate written text. In his talk, Weinstein also spoke to the relevance of meditation and contemplation as practices that support improvisation by preparing writers to run with fresh ideas.

Department of English