Our NOTL Writers Circle had an interesting task this week. One hundred words or less on the topic "How I use technology in my writing..." Here's one of my attempts to answer this questions. A Word (click on the coloured title and follow the download)
I also created this as a slide show, with animations and transitions. Sorry - it just wouldn't link in a way that I liked people to see. I'll be sharing the slide show this afternoon at our meeting, and again in a public performance at the NOTL Library on January 28th.
Here it is without the background visual (which I think adds a lot!)
stick scratching the dirt reed in wet clay cuneiform
Oracle bones in ancient China papyrus
Maya glyphs and Linear A script pictographs – how many beers did you sell?
pictograms and phonograms of Sumer
phonetic writing …vowels and syllables
Messages, hymns, epic tales and the emergence of poetry
colonies, cultures and the beginning…
for the learned, the priests and scribes
The Alpha, Beta
parchment, scrolls, calligraphy
paper and the press
ink and the fibre of thought made visible Fingers and keyboard
and the whole world open to my words.
I am my word
I am my world
Sharon Frayne is a writer and artist. She is a member of the Canadian Author's Association, the Niagara Writer's Circle and the Pumphouse Art Gallery. She looks for the universal experience and the mystery in everyday things.