Category: Fourteen

Files of Memories

There were bleak, short fiction stories within every click. I had the chance to explore “Book of Waste,” by Andy Campbell. This was an example of a digital fiction narrative game. The game wasn’t too much of an actual game, but more like an interactive fiction reading.  The main go-to screen in Book of Waste. http://dreamingmethods.com/waste/ The main page of this…

Zombies, zombies everywhere!

Have you ever wondered if you could survive a zombie apocalypse? No need to wonder anymore. Survival Horror Act One is a game that was released in February 2015. It’s an interactive horror game where you click key words to explore. Created by Joe Aaron Sellers, this is a very well made game with lots of attention to detail. Every…

Life’s Soundtrack

Life is always going at an alarming pace. Time escapes the mind as we go through our everyday tasks and sometimes we reach a point where simplicity is non-existence. In the interactive essay, “Window” by Katherine Norman in 2012, the author pays homage to John Cage, a composer who was well known for his composition, 4’33”.  John Cage was born…

The Poetic Dream Life of Letters

I liked “The Dreamlife of Letters,” a lot actually. The orange background with white letters was a contrast to the black and white in the first poems. It was kind of calming with the way the letters move around the screen, they flowed, at some points like waves and at other points like rain drops. Brian Kim Stefans created a calming…

E. E. Cummings Poetry in Full Bloom

In The Sweet Old Etcetera, Alison Clifford has taken the very visual poetry of E. E. Cummings, and has painted a picture with it. The cool thing about this painting, though is you get to see her paint it, and you even get to help. While there are no actual paintbrushes, there are hypertexts that you get to click that…

The Disaster Date

“Dinner with Andre” is an interactive fiction game created by Liza Daly in 2000. The game received recognition as a nominee for Best Puzzles for the 2000 XYZZY Awards and scored 18th place in the 6th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition in 2000. The game has it’s own personality of being quirky and cute and is essentially a romantic comedy. The…

Black Out

For this blog, I decided to read a poem by Johannes Auer. What is special about this poem is that the reader is are creating it. The Artist gives you a gun and in the gun, there is a word from the poem. Once you click on that poem, you are taking out that word from the poem which leaves…

Brainstrips hurt your brain

“Brainstrips:  A three part knowledge series” by Alan Bigelow is a web created, comic strip. An adobe flash plug in is required to view the work. It has sound video animations and things that could not be reciprocated in a non digital platform.  The work starts out with some Philosophy. The reader can pick a question from a series of…

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