More information about the project in general is available in the zeroth chapter.
If you enjoyed this course, consider letting me know on Twitter, where I tweet as @muziejus.
I wrote the first draft of this course in Vim on the
eighth floor (and sometimes sixth) of Elmer Holmes Bobst
in July and August of 2017. The code I wrote in Atom in
order to get a better sense of it as a drafting environment. It’s great!
Except for the part where it’s not Vim, which, once you’re used to, infects
all text generation you do (like typing
:w when you’re done with a draft of
an email in gmail…).
I built a rather simple, custom theme for the course, which is a customized version of Bootstrap. The body font is Georg Duffner’s EB Garamond, a free version of Claude Garamont’s classic. The display and code fonts are variants of the Ubuntu Font Family. I typically use DejaVu for my code font, but I liked the relationship the Ubuntu Sans and Mono create across the page. The color scheme is a rather arbitrarily applied version of Ethan Schoonover’s Solarized.
Finally, this course is entirely free and covered under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. That means you’re completely free to share or adapt this material as long as you give credit and maintain the license. But I also await GitHub pull requests if you find something about the course upon which you think you could improve! Just fork the repository and get in touch.
In addition to the above acknowledgments, I have to thank NYU (and its English Department) for giving me the opportunity and encouragement to teach courses like the one that will be using this text. I was encouraged along the way in some way by Annie Ali Khan, Manan Ahmed, Alex Gil, Kirin Wachter-Grene, Audra Grigaliūnas, Kovas Boguta, Michael Cardarelli, Steven Vance, and the screenwriter who vacuums the eighth floor of Bobst in the mornings.