Prezi & PowerPoint

Prezi is a free software for presenting content and visual storytelling. Unlike PowerPoint slides, which shift from slide to slide, Prezi presents a map-like overview and spatial view, allowing readers to move and pan across spaces, zooming in and pulling back.

Sample Student Projects & Lesson Plans used to produce it

Natalie Wilson’s “Embodied Information,” a Prezi-based essay of literary criticism, documented here as a short video.

Project: Natalie Wilson (MA in English) used Prezi to write a non-linear essay about Shelley Jackson’s digital hypertext novel Patchwork Girl (1995). The project incorporates the fragmented aesthetic of the novel into an argument about constructed identity, through the spatial of Prezi. The project was created for Professor Jessica Pressman’s ENG 563: “Digital Literacy” (Spring 2014).

Jared Zeiders’ “Ofermod”, created in PowerPoint and presented as a video on

Project: Jared Zeiders (MA in English) created “Ofermod” in PowerPoint. This is an audiovisual narrative poem that combines aspects of various pieces of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works in the style of digital artists Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. The project was created for Professor Joseph Thomas’s ENG 503: “Tolkien” class.

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