Tag: poetry

Up against disorientation

Justin Katko’s poem, Up against the Screen Mother Fuckers was a very interesting piece of literature. Katko’s own description states that all the graphics were made from CAVE and then the audio portion was manually inserted after. Using quicktime as the method to play his art. Another thing that is note worthy, is the title. He says that it is inspired…

The Game Behind the Game

Jason Nelson’s Game, Game, Game, and Again Game is a piece of electronic literature presented as a game. It resembles games such as Super Mario or Donkey Kong, but Nelson himself calls it poetry. He describes it as “ a digital poem, retro-game, and anti-design statement and a personal exploration of the artist’s changing worldview lens. In this piece of…

CleverPoetry

Cleverbot. I am sure you’ve heard of the little robot that is supposedly smarter than the average human. When you think of clever, you think of analytical, you think of the mathematical left side of the brain. Now think of poetry, when we think of poetry we think of florally, creative words that are pretty and thought inspiring. We feel something. I was wondering if you could blend the ideas of analytical with poetry, what could be created?

“Sinking” into Ingrid Ankerson: A Poem That Goes

In the world of electronic poetry, the name Ingrid Ankerson is definitely one to know. The founder of the visual poetry project “Poems that Go” as well as the author and designer of numerous works of electronic literature, Ankerson is a profound influence and creative force within the genre. Many of Ankerson’s work’s utilize very basic and minimal effects and…

"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…

Potential of the Hypercube

Letter to Linus is an endeavor into electronic literature which shares many similarities to the poetic hypertext which we discussed earlier in the course. It utilizes a “hypercube”, which is a series of squares meant to represent a cube, with each side (or square) housing hypertext which leads to another hypercube with more options to advance the story. The middle…

Teaching “Entre Ville”

Browsing one of the class blog’s suggestions, I stumbled upon I ♥ E-Poetry. Clicking on the link, I looked at a blog called Teaching “Entre Ville” by J. R. Carpenter. http://iloveepoetry.com/?p=9330 The post appears to be instructions on how to introduce e-literature to people. The blog has another link to a document that explains that it is a class project.…

Jeffrey by Lewis LaCook

“Jeffrey” is a poem in which the reader must rearrange boxed symbols in order to change the poem’s configuration. That being said, it is a hodgepodge of noises, symbols, illustrations, and words. It is, in a word, overbearing, and in many different aspects.   Visually, “Jeffrey” is very colorful and animated.  Each “verse” consists of various handwritten words (in cursive),…

The Deletionist

While exploring N + 7, Lipogram, and other instant-deconstructionist devices, I came upon another tool for creating “instant e-literature.” There is an interesting tool called “the Deletionist” which automatically creates an erasure poem by “removing text to uncover poems.” You add it to your bookmarks tab, and whenever you are on a webpage where you wish to create an erasure…

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