Tag Archives: Diversions

Science Scouts

I was organizing and ran across the link to the Science Scouts badges that was going around Twitter a while back. While I know a lot of people who would qualify for more awesome badges than I do (gotta love the “I actually grew up AND became a marine biologist” and the “I AM actually a freaking rocket scientist” badges!), they did have the perfect one for me:

The “I left the respectable sciences to pursue humanistic studies of the sciences” badge.



They did not, however, have the “I left creative writing to pursue the study of biology” badge, which I would also qualify for. Get to work on that, will ya? 😉

Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era

Maybe this is what I should take this summer…

Course Description

As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering, there has emerged a new literary age, one in which writers no longer need to feel encumbered by the paper cuts, reading, and excessive use of words traditionally associated with the writing trade. Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era focuses on the creation of short-form prose that is not intended to be reproduced on pulp fibers.

Hmm, let’s see… Do I have the prereqs?


Students must have completed at least two of the following.

ENG: 232WR—Advanced Tweeting: The Elements of Droll
LIT: 223—Early-21st-Century Literature: 140 Characters or Less
ENG: 102—Staring Blankly at Handheld Devices While Others Are Talking
ENG: 301—Advanced Blog and Book Skimming
ENG: 231WR—Facebook Wall Alliteration and Assonance
LIT: 202—The Literary Merits of Lolcats
LIT: 209—Internet-Age Surrealistic Narcissism and Self-Absorption

Ooh! Looks like I just squeak in there on the merits of Lit223 and Eng301! (Too bad I failed Eng231WR for not showing up to class. ;-))