‘Collaboratory’ Technology and the New Humanities

Commenting on the popular rise of collaborative technologies in higher education, Richard Miller of Rutgers University illustrates the effects that group communications media are playing on the development of creative writing and written expression. He goes on to speak about the role of “collaborative composition” in creative writing and its place in the proposed Center for the New Humanities at Rutgers University. From the presentation:

The most significant change in human expression in human history.

We are no longer grounded in the printing press.

We now live in this Read/Write world.

We have imagined a space where students can work on multimedia composition.

You have to excel in the use and manipulation of images.

This is all building towards a larger vision that involves re-imagining the Humanities for the 21st Century.

The URL for the presentation is here.