Author: aswords

Stepping Back to See the Details

Normally, in order to appreciate the fine details of a work, be it art or literature, you must get in close to it, and examine the smallest parts of the work for every nuance of meaning. Stepping back normally is reserved for seeing how the smallest parts come together to form the big picture as it exists over all. However,…

“Inanimate Alice” a New Media Teaching Tool… or … ?

Created by the Brad Field Company and produced by Dreaming Methods, “Inanimate Alice” because it’s by the same company responsible for “Inkubus” and the icon for it looked like a SF/F version of Kowloon (which I personally find to be a particularly intriguing chapter in HongKong’s history). It’s an ongoing digital novel project and so far it has four completed…

Heuristic Intrigue: Why is eLit so Exciting?

My experience with eLit is extremely limited, especially when the terms is referring to the sorts of interactive fiction games that we have been playing with as ENGL 376. Personally, I haven’t actually connected to any of the stories that we’ve interacted with as of yet, the worlds feel clunky and hard to manage or there’s really not that much…