Author: Mary

Response to “Willy Shakes”

As a Twitter Bot, Willy Shakes is one of the most well known. As it tweets a line from a Shakespearean play every 10 minute, it melds with each follower’s dashboard creating a unique experience for each person. To get the true affect of Willy Shakes, you have to follow it to see how it affects your timeline. I really enjoy…

The Sounds of a Short Satirical Presidency

Alan Bigelow tells the tale of a fictional president’s first 100 days in office in his 2007 hypertext piece When I Was President. A black screen displays the words “There was no campaign, no nomination, no election” before displaying the main screen. From there the reader clicks on any letter in a circle and is redirected to a screen with…

Little Red Feminism

In 2001, Donna Lieberman took a nontraditional feminist approach to the classic children’s tale “Little Red Ridinghood” with her project “RedRidinghood.” She wanted to create a story that still had narrative qualities without any text but whose story wasn’t destroyed or distorted due to interactivity. She does this by limiting the interaction that the uses has with the story, only…