Hypertext and Electronic Literature

This course looks back even as it looks forward, considering conventional media like printed texts and film, in addition to examining more revolutionary digital media.
LAB:  Code as Poetry.

1.  In preparation for this lab, you should have already worked through all (or most of)
"Getting Started with Programming" and/or "HTML Fundamentals" on Codecademy.

2.  In this lab, we will be moving from thinking abstractly about how computers and digital technology have altered the evolution of print literature to experimenting more directly with the relationship between writing code and writing literature.


3. Write a poem or microfiction in code using JavaScript and/or HTML. Your code should be both human readable and machine readable. It doesn't have to accomplish much when compiled (i.e. read by a computer), but it must accomplish something.

4. For reference, here is a page with sample JavaScript, showing some code and what results from that code:
http://www.w3schools.com/js/js_examples.asp. Here is a page with sample HTML, showing some code and what results from that code: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_examples.asp.

5. Test your code. If you're coding in JavaScript, you can test your code here:
http://writecodeonline.com/javascript/. If you're coding in HTML, you can test your code here: http://www.jmarshall.com/easy/html/testbed.html.

6.  Consider polishing and submitting your work. If you create something you're especially proud of, you could continue to work on this for your final project and then submit it to this:
http://code-poems.com/project.html or this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vwUPQO8zgXdLqfNnEOE7eUfaT4dw-0GTmltDJFYKG9k/edit.