Category Archives: Electronic Literature

Wow. . . .

Let me just say how deeply impressed by the work all of you did on Blog Post 4. It was an absolute pleasure to read through your various engagements w/ a truly diverse body of texts. Truly. Wow. Great work. Advertisements

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Visuals are Just as Important as the Writing!

I chose to focus on Donna Leishman’s RedRidinghood from 2001, found here http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/leishman__redridinghood/index.htm . I had high hopes for this piece. Interactive literature, based on a fairy tale but with added adult themes, feminist creator, almost entirely visual? It sounds … Continue reading

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Still Standing: Motion-Sensitive Poetic Forms

Camille Utterback’s Still Standing is an installation art piece in which a motion-sensitive projector displays words at the bottom of the screen. When someone interacts with the piece by walking across the screen, the text reacts to the movement as … Continue reading

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Nanette Wylde’s Storyland (Version 2)

Nanette Wylde’s Storyland (Version 2) is a computer-generated combinatorial story published in 2004. With a click of a button, the viewer is shown a blank, black screen. Multicolored letters appear individually at the top of the screen in a title … Continue reading

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Defining Game and Defining Play: Colossal Cave Adventure and the Adventure Game Genre

“Adventure games these days at least pretend to story and character. Puzzles should therefore be designed in the context of the story and characters. It should be one of the ‘Poetics’ of adventure game design.” —Lee Sheldon, Writing for Video … Continue reading

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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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Another Link Screwup

So, Jason Nelson’s Dreamphage version 1 link is now actually correct to the right.

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