Monthly Archives: March 2015

Project for Tachistoscope

A phrase often spoken within our class, and Narrative and Technology before it, was “The medium is the message”, coined by Marshall McLuhan. One can certainly debate whether that is true for all scenarios or not, but nothing describes better … Continue reading

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Vniverse: The 2014 iPad App

When reading Vniverse, I had a rather different experience than the rest of the class because I chose to spend most of my time reading the text on the 2014 iPad app rather than the 2002 flash website. I think … Continue reading

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Anchorhead: Turning the Page with Gentry’s Command Line

Close Reading of Anchorhead, by: Michael Gentry Granting us readers the single most powerful tool of true fiction interactivity, Michael Gentry bestows to us the command line in his digital fiction masterpiece, Anchorhead. This provides us with a new dimension … Continue reading

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The Transformation of Literature in the Electronic Age

Reading electronic literature is frustrating. Analyzing electronic literature is frustrating. I like traditional literature. I understand traditional literature. You analyze the context of the passage or linearity of the plot, etc. But here? There’s none of that. I’m not saying … Continue reading

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An Erratic Tachistoscope

Although advancements in printing techniques increased the proliferation of books around the world, the user interface of books has remained relatively the same through the centuries. While the way a book is produced today is different than it was several … Continue reading

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Reading Electronic Literature: Everything is Significant

One of the most important aspects to consider when reading electronic literature is the form it takes and how this affects the way we read it.  As with many of the electronic texts we’ve read this semester, Stephanie Strickland’s “Vniverse” … Continue reading

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Reading/ Playing in Reagan Library: Path is Pattern

I find myself continually impressed with the narrative, shape, and form of Stuart Moulthrop’s Reagan Library. Its self-reflexivity awes me. Primarily though, I’m enamored by the Library‘s gamic qualities. I’m chiefly concerned with the “red zone” that Moulthrop specifically draws … Continue reading

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