Tag: e-poetry

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…

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…

“Up Against The Screen!”: When E-Poetry Gets Aggressive

One of the most unique aspects of electronic literature is the versatility of it’s essence. Like many other art forms, such as poetry, painting, fiction/non-fiction creative writing, and many other, Electronic Literature is a genre that allows itself the potential for reincarnation. What this means is that e-lit not only holds the potential to make art, but also the ability to reinvent the…

"Today is Lemonade" by Ingrid Ankerson

Lemons, Sugar, and Water

Ingrid Ankerson along with Megan Sapnar Ankerson co-founded the digital arts and poetry journal Poems that Go.  “Today is Lemonade” by Ingrid Ankerson is a piece of digital poetry from 2000. This digital poem is a silent video that has simple animation that goes along with the lines of the poem. “Today is Lemonade” overall could be seen as a…

Puzzled Poetics: Jason Nelson Makes a Rubix Cube

The noise of a distorted power chord greeted me once I entered Jason Nelson’s “Birds Still Warm from Flying,” a sound that gave way to rhythmic tambourine accompanied by an occasional frog-like croak. Through this project, I experienced work that demonstrates Jason Nelson’s reputation for producing bizarre, unsettling pieces of digital literature, works that I’ve found to be original and…

Who’s Side Are You On?

Strangely enough, “Airplay” by Barry Smylie is quite an interesting piece of electronic literature even though it barely utilizes words (unless it is explaining the directions). “Airplay” was published May 6, 2010, and is a series of games where the user is tasked by playing good and evil. The user does this by participating in competitions between God and the Devil.…

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