I just posted a free download of an excerpt of my semiotics project which will be available as a paperback in September. I encourage you to check it out and let me know what you think about it.
Most of the textual content is absent; I wanted this excerpt to be visceral and intuitive.
The backbone of the project actually came out of an art piece that I made a few years ago that was intended to question identity and the formulation of identity out of memories and possessions [You will read about it in the Disambiguate Me! series on this blog].
As I developed the art project I realized that it could stand in place for a generic narrative that depends on the ways in which the objects are combined and recombined along a plot line that suggestively emerges from the set of objects as a whole.
When I realized it’s potential as a prompt for writing, I decided to catalogue it and present it in a way that permits writers and teachers to use the material to write their own interpretation of the story.
I will have the completed edition available by September so that you can get ready and use it in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). You can use it in classrooms as long as you provide the copyright notice, cite my authorship, and do not alter the document. You may not sell or distribute it. If you are a teacher using it in a class please contact me. You can link to it on Twitter or your blog, et cetera, and I encourage you to do so.
Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!