Author: Amber Kemmer

Creative Project:Take Two

For my Final Project, I decided that I wanted to re-vamp my initial creative project from earlier in the semester that I deemed “Simple Reality.” Using Twine, I created a hypertext version of a short story based on a free write. I had planned for this story to have choose your own adventure attributes, and while there were a few…

Sooth by David Jhave Johnston

David Jhave Johnston’s Sooth is interactive text over video. The text is a series of six different interactively triggered phrase-by-phrase love poems. Each phrase is paired with it’s own alternating volume audio, giving each individual phrase a sense of individuality. Each poem has the option to be featured in English or in French. Interestingly the title of the work “Sooth”…

You have to start somewhere…

I was personally pretty satisfied with the final version of my Creative Project “Simple Reality“. Most of all, I was extremely impressed with the fact that I was able to successfully create a piece of “electronic literature” – a field of literature I still consider myself brand-new to, never having considered creating  my own since I didn’t really know what,…

Simple Reality

For my project, I initially had a lot of trouble coming up with ideas. I couldn’t come up with a concept interesting enough to become a game. Eventually I decided to create a hypertext story using Twine. Simple Reality is a simple story based on a short personal free-write about a busy life that many college students juggle. There is no…

“Ah”

Similiar to the form of Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industry’s Dakota, “Ah” by K Michel and Dirk Vis is a work of animated digital literature about singing in the shower. The work tells a story about a person singing and thinking while in the shower, pondering thoughts of Einstein.  Throughout the piece, words are constantly shifting, overlapping, and forming waves on screen. The words…

Combinatorial Storyland

With it’s multi-colored, fun font title “Storyland” by Nanette Wylde instantly peaked my curiosity while browsing through the electronic literature collection. It is an electronic “combinatorial” story, “one of the oldest forms of digital writing.” Storyland provides randomly created stories that implement pop culture and stereotypes. There are endless possibilities to each story, providing various users with their own unique experiences.…

Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky

While browsing through the collections of electronic literature, I opened several various works often based on interesting titles or intriguing images before finally choosing, “Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky” by Sharif Ezzat. Being very new to Electronic Literature and in the process of learning, I was drawn by the description stating that this work is a “simple and…