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88 Constellations for Wittgenstein: Interactivity in Creative Nonfiction

88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be played with the Left Hand) is described by N. Katherine Hayles as an interactive, non-linear, net.art piece. In the Electronic Literature Collection, it’s tagged as creative nonfiction, which intrigued me since the majority of … Continue reading

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Human Knowledge in the Vniverse

[Text: and it tilts. The thought of such knowledge, hard to gain, how to keep, we have lost, except for the Rabbis who copy the Talmud, who know by G[ ]d no scintilla must change, not by unconscious slips, not … Continue reading

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Math Errors in IJ

http://www.thehowlingfantods.com/IJmath.htm I came across this post while researching for my midterm. Like the author, I’m not offering any theories or commentary, but it is interesting that these errors were allowed to remain in a book that is otherwise so painstakingly researched … Continue reading

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Exploring Infinite Jest’s Environment and its Effects

Disclaimer: this essay contained a few examples from parts of the book the class hasn’t read yet, so I avoided examining those parts too closely for the sake of not spoiling myself. Heather Houser’s critical essay “Infinite Jest’s Environmental Case … Continue reading

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Eschaton and The Meaning of the Character

“Pemulis howls that Lord in his vacillation appeasing Ingersoll in Ingersoll’s effort to fatally fuck with the very breath and bread of Eschaton.130  Players themselves can’t be valid targets. Players aren’t inside the goddamn game. Players are part of the apparatus … Continue reading

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