I, like Gideon Burton am “…wrestling with the powerful disruptions to reading and writing now in play.” I am hoping that INF533 Literature in Digital Environments will help me to become better informed about opportunities to use digital literature in my workspace to create innovative and engaging experiences with texts and other media, and also to help me to think about different ways of incorporating print literature in our digital world.
I usually associate the word literature with fiction, often relating the term to well written fiction only. Already I am questioning my understanding of literature – am I thinking too narrowly? Can all texts fall under the literature umbrella? Is all information literature? And can we classify digital mediums other than text (such as audio, graphics and video) as digital literature?
My current understanding of other terms associated with literature – reading, book, literacy – are also being tested by what I have read so far, challenging me to rethink my ideas around these concepts.