Computers and Writing 2014
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After the presentations were delivered, the audience took up a question that speaks to the nature of this session: "What have we just witnessed?" Witnessing marks well the experience of participating in this session--either as presenter or audience member. Live tweets noted the active involvement evoked by the presentations. @Wilkeslydia noted the affective, associational experience and that it feels wrong to live tweet during the session as it "breaks the mood." @kstedman and @mgarcia noted their emotional response and the way that varied movements of attention during the session. As the session transition to Jason Loan's performance which asked the audience to choose the direction of the presentation using laser pointers, @vymanivannan described the activities as "chaos cinema and sensory overload" and @mgarcia suggested that "narrative is a consequence of putting things in relation with one another." Justin Hodgson live tweeted key statements during his presentation, complementing his video piece with extensions like "To be is to be mediated, to be in the process of becoming, to become digital something elses." Again, the audience noted the visceral affect of the presentation and the live tweeting, "love, love, lov[ing]" it and noting the participatory experience. We are still collecting materials associated with the session.