Splinter : a website constructed for the creation, development, and dissemination of thematic creative writing

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Barr, Donald J.
Dailey, John C.
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Department of Telecommunications
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This project has presented a web site (splinteronline.net) as a digital forum to explore stories in all its forms.Stories are at the core of human communication. We use stories to educate, enlighten, and entertain and we actively seek out stories from others. This dynamic narrative exchange takes many forms — conversation, journalism, film, television, radio, literature, Internet — and will continue to expand and endure as new ways of presenting stories emerge.My creative project actively participates in this exchange by offering a forum for users to engage and share their stories with others. Like a barrel catching rainwater, the site serves as a kind of digital downspout that funnels stories into various themes like Grace, Anger, Home, Mother, Solitude, Regret, Jazz, Courage, Justice, Work, and Greed. Each theme is then identified by genre — humor, fact, memoir, fiction, editorial, poetry — to allow users to search for their favorites.