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Reinventing History

A new visual treat has been developed by digital enthusiast Talan Memmott and has been featured in the Spring 2016 issue of The New River Journal, a journal of digital writing and art. In “Dérivepedia,” the reader is greeted by a text generator, which spits out endless combinations of the English language with various subjects ranging from “Tadpoles And The…

A Study in Shades

A Study in Shades, by Robert Kendall was a great take on what it must be like for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. He set it up so that the story is a split screen depicting a man and a woman on the left and right side of the screen respectively. The pictures have been grayed out a little bit to…

Finishing the Unfinished

Has helping a famous dead man, who is now a simulacrum, finish an unfinished book ever been on your bucket list? Well, my friend, here is the chance to check it off your list by playing Ice bound Compendium. The plot of the game starts off with Kristopher Holmquist, now known as KRIS, who is dead due to an unexplained…

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Faded Memories

  The first level of Rememori played as “nurse”- http://www.crissxross.net/elit/rememori.html   Do you hate the feeling of forgetting what you were about to say? Do you hate not being able to remember what happened because it wasn’t documented? Well, these are common symptoms for people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, also known as senile dementia.   Alzheimer’s is…

Dibagan and the audio assault.

Brian Kim Stefans’ Dibagan recounts the story of a reporter and his cameraman who were caught in an RPG attack against a foreign troop convoy in Iraq. Stefans includes five bars at the bottom of the screen which consistently change color between green and red. Directly above these bars lie a jumble of words (“consuming, culminates, stumbling, curdles, fisheye,” etc…) which…

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Castro’s Pixel Party – Informative Visual Poetics

Over 70 images line the left-hand side of E.M. de Melo e Castro’s Algorritmos page in the Digital PO.EX file library. These images of digital poetry use visual space to convey emotion, experience, and pain through a digital medium. To me, the Algorritmos look like kinetic typography frozen in time: a still shot. Titled “insigno panoramic (39),” this .jpg boasts…

Google Gives Birth to Poems

Our class’ definition of electronic literature as literary work that is born digital aptly describes Sampsa Nuotia and Raisa Omaheimo’s work “Google Poetics”. Their constantly growing collection of poems is an insightful, humorous, and sometimes saddening side effect of Google’s autocomplete feature.     While Sampsa Nuotia and Raisa Omaheimo are the archivers of the work it is impossible for…

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Two Streams Diverged for a Yellow Duck

I was fascinated by the hyperlink stories we played in class this semester, but had always wondered if there were any similar games that used a comic format rather than text. After poking around on some e-lit archives, I found a hypercomic that was categorized for children. Being a child at heart who still thinks rubber duckies make bath time…

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