Tag: E-lit

E-Poetry and its power to grab your attention

The work I decided to follow was that of E-Poetry. E-Poetry is a concept surrounding engagement with digital media. Leonardo Flores, the author, is a professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico. His areas of research are electronic literature, poetry and digital preservation. E-Poetry is interactive and captures the attention of the reader with its display. Like Marble…

The Secret About “Public Secrets”

I was looking for a good e-literature work that I haven’t done a blog about before, so I went onto the e-lit (ELO) collection volume 2 and chose a random work. I thought “ooh, this one is about secrets, so it should be interesting!” Turns out, it really was.  Public Secrets is an E-lit work created by Sharon Daniel and…

Death, and again: A Critical Analysis of J. Yellowlees Douglas’ “I Have Said Nothing”

Jane Yellowlees Douglas, or J. Yellowlees Douglas, is Director of the Center Written and Oral Communication and an assistant Professor of English at the University of Florida. She completed her undergrad studies at the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D from New York University. She has spent years researching the influence hypertext has had on the construction of digital…

Your Child’s New BFF: myBALL

As the years pass, we as a society continue to advance with innovative technology in computers with software.  This example of E-lit is a little different than some of the others that we’ve gone over in class.  Unlike the E-poetry and some of the novellas that we’ve read,  myBALL by Shawn Rider isn’t filled with a lot of text that’s connected by…

Lessons From Making E-Lit

My Creative Project, UMW Odyssey, was nothing what I expected, but I am satisfied nonetheless that I created a game with a beginning and an end. Computer programming is not my skill in this life, so I’m impressed that I was able to do some of the things I did with the help of online guides for Inform 7. It…

My attempt to be ‘creative’ ended up looking like something for a third grader..but third graders need E-lit too right??

So basically I could say my creative project came awful close to a complete failure. Of course I don’t know if Dr.Whalen agrees and if it was reflected in my grade, and of course I hope not, but it did not turn out anything like what I had imagined. Well it kinda turned out like I imagined but once I…

If You Die in Ana Somnia You Die in Real Life

(Commentary assumes Ana Somnia player had webacam enabled.)   In approaching Ana Somnia by Kim Köster, I had to pick up haul myself through the “is this e-lit?” dance. Said dance involves furtively going through your class notes, then the class’ class notes, then some articles on the web before honing in on the most convenient definition that enables you…

Colossal Cave Adventure: The Experience

I chose to take this course because I was very interested in actually discovering what electronic literature actually was. After some intense Google searching, I came to realize that electronic literature was really any literary work that was created on a computer or electronic devise to be enjoyed on a computer or electronic devise. Having this information at the forefront…

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