Category: Fourteen

Integrated, Country, Documents, a Refugee’s Experience in London

Connected Memories by Maria Mencia is chilling. She created this interactive electronic poem to highlight what it might be like for refugees living in the UK, specifically London. She took bits and pieces from interviews and placed excerpts in a blank screen that would start out with three words.  Getting started was tough, you have to download the app she…

Deviant: A Point-and-Click Extravaganza!

“Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw” by Donna Leishman is unlike any electronic literature that I have come across so far. It is a point-and-click, text-free, historical retelling of one of the most well-known cases of demonic possession in history. Of course, I had no idea that Christian Shaw was a real girl until the end of the game, but…

Sleep Mode: Activated

Today I decided to play a game called Icarus Needs. It is a hyper comic adventure based game where you have played too much video games and now you think you are in one. The main character in the game is Icarus. Icarus also thing that his girlfriend Kit is also in the game and you are trying to save…

The Kimichi Poetry Project

While searching what to blog about, I stumbled onto something called  the Kimichi Poetry Project. Intrigued, I looked into it more.  What I found really blew my mind a bit. What it is, is a device located inside of a jar that would actually read the poetry inside of it. I watched videos of people listening to poems being read…

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…

Is the Tower Dead?

The Dead Tower was created by Mez Breeze and Andy Campbell, and this was one of their first collaborative projects. Mez Breeze is described as an Australian-based artist and practitioner of net.art, so she works mainly with code poetry, electronic literature, and digital games. On the other hand, Andy Campbell is an artist from the United Kingdom, and he is a digital writer and…

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…

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