Author: angelam

Communication Connections

For this last checkpoint, I found myself at a loss.  The Electronic Literature Directory failed me, my own reading or interacting with elit online failed me, my own brain failed me – until I thought about communication.  There have been a lot of entries that have hit on it – too many to link , at least – but I…

Video Games: Elit or Art?

I’ve seen discussion in this blog about what counts as elit, what doesn’t, and what balances on the edge.  One common topic is that of video games as electronic literature; but part of me doubts that video games lean more towards electronic literature than they do as an art form. The debate about whether or not video games are an…

Respecting the Authors of Elit

I chose Inform 7 for my creative project because the idea of a text adventure fascinates me.  Playing Colossal Cave Adventure for class was my first experience with a text adventure game, and I absolutely loved it.  It surprised me.  It is such a seemingly simple game, with only words to convey the story and world that you are interacting…

Murder So Sweet

I went with Inform 7 for my creative project, if only because a text adventure game allowed me to do what I wanted with the story I had in mind.  After a two day battle of epic proportions trying to get a flashlight to work in game, I almost regret that decision.  Almost.  I think I was successful, though.  Hopefully. …

Online Fiction as Electronic Literature?

Would fiction written, published, and viewed via computer be classified as electronic literature? Electronic literature is defined as literature born and experienced digitally.  Hypertext poems count as electronic literature.  Interactive fiction counts as electronic literature.  But would simple, non-interactive fiction born and viewed purely via computer count as well? Sites like Fictionpress.com (available for original works) and Fanfiction.net (available for…

Can You Hear Me Now?

While scrolling through the ELit blog page, I came across another ELit blog that caught my eye.  Shannotated wrote about the music in electronic literature (specifically, video games) and the significance it has.  This thought process struck a chord in me (get it?) and got me thinking about not just the music but all the sounds that go into a…

Stories Abound

In my mind, books and movies were for storytelling.  Video games were for playing, and the internet was for wasting time and doing research.  So when I set out looking for some form of electronic literature to blog about, I had doubts that I would find anything interesting enough to write about.  I was pleasantly surprised, however, when I found…