Procedural Creativity and Digital Humanities Scholarship

‘Procedural creativity’ involves the use of procedural systems (such as computers and computer programs) for creative-critical purposes. This workshop will introduce participants to the use of procedural authoring platforms such as Twine (, Inform 7 ( and Bitsy ( to create virtual models, interactive simulations, ludic adaptations, speculative histories/recreations and hypermedia essays for digital humanities scholarship. The workshop will combine:

  • discussion of readings on procedural rhetoric, persuasive games, critical play and other relevant concepts;
  • exploration of works that exemplify these concepts–for example:
  • hands-on experimentation with the procedural authoring platforms mentioned above. Prior knowledge of these platforms is not required for this workshop.