I am reposting this message because, though I just wrote about it for the first time in my life, it was returned to me as already posted. Not likely. This last semester I used a program called "Caucus" to get the students to explore the relationship between the work of literature (it was a course on novels as film) and film. Using Michel Butor's concept of literary "collages", some students were assigned the "item" input of paragraphs from the text that they liked and that seemed missing in the film. Then all the other students were to respond to those quotations with either cultural artifacts, film references or quotes or characters, or commentary. The nature of the "items" could be varied depending on the nature of the course, etc. Then I printed out the document and we used it as the basis for a class discussion on what distinguished literature from film as an artistic media, with a couple of students initiating the discussion for each item that had been posted. More importantly, I think it made students realize how much of your own experience and cultural background can be actively brought to bear on a film for its interpretation. The advantage of having the computer (linked to the university mainframe) in the multimedia room was the chance to project the discussion onto the screen for a sampling prior to the final printout. The students actually input their comments before class, of course, from some other station on campus. I'd very much like to know of any other computer/film applications you may discover from your inquiry. ! Prof. Emily Zants "... and the whole of Combray ... sprang ! ! Dept. of Eur. Lang. & Lit. into being, town and gardens alike, from ! ! U. of HI, Honolulu 96822 my cup of tea." Proust ! ! [log in to unmask] Speak of the Butterfly Effect!!!