Author: Ashley

Zombie Run: A New Sort of Interactive Fiction?

Recently, while talking to one of my friends about getting fit for the summer, I stumbled upon an interesting application. My friend, Jeremy, has constructed a workout plan centered around running. As the topic changed from workout strategies to music to get you pumped and ready, Jeremy told me that he doesn’t listen to music while he runs. Instead, he…

Passage and Gravitation: Game Life = Real Life

After speaking in class about the deeper meaning in such games like Gravitation and Passage, I had an idea to change my analysis paper topic from glitch art to this deeper analysis. However, I went to speak with Dr. Whalen in his office and decided that instead of changing my paper topic and all of my research over to this I would…

Shade: To Keep You In The Dark

The following is my personal analysis of the interactive fiction game, Shade: This week we were assigned to play the interactive fiction game, Shade. Shade is actually designed in a way that keeps the gamer in the dark, so to speak, until the very end when all is revieled.Though this may not work in other games, it is a true advantage…

Creative Project: The Key To Dreams

My original idea was to give an old well known poem new life by creating an interactive poem like the one we viewed in class. Though I had originally wanted to do a project centered around the Young-Hea Chang interactive poem Dak0ta, I eventually settled on creating an interactive text/ choose your own adventure story, when I became aware that…

Glitch Art

Last week, in class, we briefly discussed the glitch based electronic art form and how innovative people like the folks behind Jodi.org are creating new, interesting ways to represent this heavily electronic based genre. When I first visited jodi.org, I have to admit, it was a bit jaring at first. After trying the website out a few different times, it quickly became very fascinating to me.…

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…