Author: eileengayle

“Cannibal Dreams”: Science Made Poetry

“Cannibal Dreams: Anatomy Study No. 1” uses a block of text from a Biology textbook and hidden hypertext links to create a melancholy poetic piece. It was written by poet Lucy Cunningham and programmer Justin Talbott, and is currently being showcased on the Electronic Literature Organization’s homepage. Interestingly enough, the “about” section is attributed to Leonardo Flores, with whom we…

Poetry in Motion: The Mandrake Vehicles

The Mandrake Vehicles are three installments of poetry in motion by Oni Buchanan and animated by Betsy Stone Mazzoleni, originally published as a flash-animation CD in Buchanan’s book Spring. Each installment is broken into seven stages, and each contains two hidden poems. The first stage starts with a text block regarding the mandrake plant. In the second stage, certain letters move,…

Virtual Realities: Reconstructing Dead Poets

Reconstructing Mayakovsky is a work of Russian Futurism by Illya Szilak that uses various media to create an futuristic world where the alternative reality technology, called OneWorld, allows users to escape pain, disease, loneliness, and poverty of real life. It is based off the work of one of the first Russian Futurist poets, Vladimir Mayakovsky.    The work itself is…

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