The 2021 iteration of Networked Narratives focused on the ways we are shaped both individually and societally by technologies of surveillance, data mining, and algorithmic influence. Through the lead of our class pathfinders, we explored the role of care, digital citizenship and digital wellbeing, and the way we can build meaningful online community.
Our shared work this year aims to imagine a post-pandemic future for education at a fictitious Post Pandemic University (PPU) via speculative fiction. Our writers have crafted microfiction stories (less than 500 words) to portray what the individual experiences at PPU might look like.
In the 2020 version of Networked Narratives, we have examined why the narrative forms of “Screening Surveillance” and “Black Mirror” are so compelling. They often build upon our existing anxieties about technology and push them just a step farther.
In this class's “Net Mirror”, we take a final turn to create speculative fiction(s) to help synthesize our concerns/wisdom/fears regarding our relationship with technology. We will think through the possible consequences of new technology by creating a collection of stories that push are imagination one step further.
Published in May 2019, this issue of the Arganee Journal will featured sections written by students and participants Spring 2019 class of Networked Narratives .
This May 2018 Arganee Journal features the four final Thesis papers by graduates in the Kean University Writing Studies MA program the culmination of their work in the Research Networked Seminar .
This third issue of the Arganee Journal is a collection of E-Literature project ideas created as the final assignment for the Spring 2018 Networked Narrative class at Kean University.
This second issue of the Arganee Journal is a collection annotated bibliography resources built by participants in the Digital Alchemy and Networked Narratives course .
This "Referencium " is built around the themes of the course.
This first issue of the Arganee Journal features "State of the Thesis" papers from Kean University Writing Studies MA program , for the mid-point of their year long Research Networked Seminar . What you will find below are early, early drafts of their introduction, preliminary outline, and annotated bibliography.