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Everybody Dies: A Nesting Doll Puzzle

I found a piece in the second Electronic Literature Collection with an interesting name: Everybody Dies.  It’s a rather short piece about a few workers at a store called Cost Cutters.  They die.  And then, fish happens.  ­ The game … Continue reading

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On the Color Blue…

This is where I first encountered that study on blue in relation to Homer: http://www.radiolab.org/story/211213-sky-isnt-blue/ 99% Invisible, another cool podcast which originally led me to that Homer podcast, has a segment concerning conceptual blueness and its representation in scifi which is also … Continue reading

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Convergent, Conversational, Communal Storytelling on /r/NoSleep

Electronic literature has opened the door for anyone to become a writer and share their work with a large audience. This doesn’t necessarily mean that every piece of contemporary online literature is high quality work, but the popularity of certain … Continue reading

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Breaking out of the CAVE: Justin Katko’s “Up Against the Screen Motherfuckers”

Coming in at under three minutes, Katko’s QuickTime video is a brief and violent affair. The visuals are strikingly colorful and erratic, generated by a malfunctioning graphical interface that was fed a string of data. The only cohesive “image” that … Continue reading

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Star Wars, one letter at a time

This is the simplest piece of electronic literature that I have examined up to this point. I was drawn to it because there is a part of my soul that owes an eternal debt to Lucas and the world that … Continue reading

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“Tailspin” By Christine Wilks, A Digitally Poetic Memoir

Tailspin, by Christine Wilks, uses sounds to give us the story of a grandfather, stricken with tinnitus which cuts across communication with his children and grandchildren. As we move around the opening page we hear the children’s noise overlaid with … Continue reading

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Lisa Jevbratt’s “1:1” and Network Inequality

I would not call Lisa Jevbratt‘s 1:1 electronic literature, but nonetheless cannot resist making it the topic of my post. The screenshot above represents one way of navigating the piece (which definitely constitutes an artwork).What led me to Jevbratt’s interface artwork initially was … Continue reading

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