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Pattie Belle Hastings

Blog as Interactive Design Journal: Writing for research, reflection, and analysis

Hastings first introduced weblogs in a course called Literature and Writing for Interactive Art. It seemed to make sense that for an introductory course on interactivity and content creation, the journaling process should take the form of a live online weblog.  Many design students are unaware of the kind and amount of writing that occurs in the field of new media art. Throughout the blog journals,  I am able to witness students' growth in absorption, retention, connections,  and articulation...

Mary T. Segall, Robert A. Smart editors, Direct from the Disciplines :
Writing Across the Curriculum, chapter 6: "Blogging Across the
Curriculum," Pattie Belle Hastings and Valerie Smith, Boynton/Cook
Publishers, Inc., 2005

Pattie Belle Hastings is an artist, designer, author, and an associate professor of Computer Science and Interactive Digital Design at Quinnipiac University. She lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut and Frogn, Norway. She has won many grants, awards, and fellowships for her books, art, and design including a National Endowment for the Arts regional fellowship. Her artists books have been exhibited internationally and can be found in the special collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Harvard, Yale, and The National Museum of Women in the Arts, among many others. She has been published in magazines and books such as Art Journal, Iris, and Domain Errors! Cyberfeminist Practices.

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