Memos

Are you confused about what a memo is? Let’s fix that, shall we?
For class we read Italo Calvino’s Six Memos for the Next Millennium. This novel was the guidance for the structuring of our evaluations of Internet Literature works. Calvino identifies five qualities that are always a part of writing, whether opposite of the quality or middle of the road. He was on his way to writing a sixth but never finished. Calvino’s qualities are:
1. Lightness
2. Quickness
3. Exactitude
4. Visibility
5. Multiplicity
6. Consistency
I will go into detail on each of these qualities in my individual posts.

In addition to Calvino’s novel, we used a selection of E-Literature works that can be found at http://collection.eliterature.org/1/.

We also read Graphic Design: The New Basics, by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips, in order to get a basic understanding of the techniques used to create a piece of E-Lit.

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