Category: Fourteen

Channel of the North

Channel of the North is a collaborative project created by Jan Baeke and Alfred Marseille in 2012. Jan Baeke is a poet, digital poet, translator, editor, and programmer. On the other hand, Alfred Marseille works with video, sound, photography and installation art; and also has a background in philosophy and electronic music. With that being said, this project combines data visualization, poetry,…

Conformity

In the panoramic interactive drama, What We Will by John Clayley, the audience gets to navigate through panoramas by clicking and moving the mouse around. The creative work allows users to experience live-recorded soundscapes with layers of dramatic art elements. By exploring human figures, you get to learn more about their memories and secrets from the past. http://www.z360.com/what/- first scene…

Even Captain Jumbo Can’t Save You

At first glance, Captain Jumbo seems to be a bright, sunny, and sweet game where you explore the world through the eyes of a toddler. Pretty early in the game you start realizing it is quite the opposite and it turns your world upside down. It is a brutal but important story to tell and it takes you in a direction…

How to Save the World

I found this twitter bot @SaveHumanities by Mark Sample which tweets potential solutions on how to solve the crisis of humanity. Each tweet starts with “To save the humanities we need” followed by “solution” likely generated by other’s tweets containing “we need.” Most of these tweets are fairly absurd or nonsensical, although, on occasion there is a tweet that relates or proposes…

The Dome of Words

I began to explore different sites to try and discover a piece that was unusual and I stumbled upon a website known as “the code of things” which was created by  Benjamin Laird where he created a project that, “investigation into biographical poetry in print and programmable media. Specifically, how the media in which biographical poetry is written changes the nature…

A game of Praise regardless of how you play

For my assignment, I played with Nothing You Have Done Deserves Praise. The game involves you going through different levels, where you must move in different directions, or jump up or go down. As you do so, different phrases of praise appear and encouraging you to keep going further with the game. Surrounding the character and the screen was strange…

Adventures in Letter Writing

If you like historical dramas, you’ll enjoy this sweet treat of a text adventure rich and coated with French history and a scandalous marriage. The First Draft of the Revolution was created in 2012 by the masterminds Emily Short and Liza Daly. Short is best known for her award-winning interactive fiction game Galata. This game is an interactive epistolary story between a handful…

An Interactive Fiction Wonderland

For this analysis of a specific interactive fiction game I decided to look at a Twine game that was published on the Interactive Fiction Database. Although I have played some of the games made by my peers, I was intrigued by the idea of playing a game that was created by someone I didn’t have any connection to. Someone who…

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