Author: egajeton

ChangeEverything by Serge Bouchardon

  ChangeEverything by Serge Bouchardon is a very simple example of digital poetry.  It is a piece of generative poetry that takes a single word in a predetermined phrase at a time and replaces it with a synonymous word or phrase (the reader chooses from a selection of synonyms). ChangeEverything reminds me of both Telescopic text and Lipogram, and while…

Response to Joyride

The piece’s opening images, accompanied by the sound effects, are jolting, eliciting a realistic and eerie response. I am immediately affected by it, and it quite literally gives me goosebumps.  Its photographic affects add to the overall tone of realness and legitimacy, as if this event actually happened to someone close. As it says in the original post, it isn’t…

Jeffrey by Lewis LaCook

“Jeffrey” is a poem in which the reader must rearrange boxed symbols in order to change the poem’s configuration. That being said, it is a hodgepodge of noises, symbols, illustrations, and words. It is, in a word, overbearing, and in many different aspects.   Visually, “Jeffrey” is very colorful and animated.  Each “verse” consists of various handwritten words (in cursive),…

“Opacity”

“Opacity” by Serge Bouchardon is a piece of electronic literature that primarily utilizes a poetic form.  It is divided into four parts.  All four parts deal with the theme of opaqueness and transparency.  Likewise, interaction is required during all four parts in order to advance the poem. The first section opens up with the narrator waking up. The narrator sees…

Paperwounds by Andy Campbell

Adam Campbell’s “Paperwounds” takes its readers to a dark place; to a mind of suicidal thoughts and depression. The reader is presented with a crumpled up suicide note.  We can click on certain words which are highlighted and pulse red.  There is also a sound effect, a sort of technological beep which goes off whenever the mouse hovers over the…