Author: hholden

Tupac- Electronic Literature?

Rapper Tupac Shakur, who has been dead for over 15 years, appeared on stage during a concert at Coachella with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre earlier this week. His body appeared as a hologram, a mere technological feature.  His performance blew the minds of many who watched. Although holograms have been used in the past, Tupac’s appearance was revolutionary because…

Photopia- Best Story Ever

If you have yet to play Photopia, you should really try it out immediately.  We have played a lot of text adventure games in class, however, this one has stood out the most to me.  The concept is remarkably radical- it is the first game we have played in class that I feel includes MORE narrative than game playing.  Sure, the…

Creating a creative project.

Before we began looking at the different programs used to make electronic literature, it never once occurred to me how much time and effort needs to be dedicated to making even the simplest form of electronic literature. As I began creating my own project using Inform 7, I quickly realized how difficult the task of creating a text adventure could…

Text Adventure- Progression of Literature

In the last few weeks, I have been exploring various examples of interactive fiction in order to decide which genre I would like to base my project on.  The form of Interactive Fiction that I seem to be exploring the most are the “text adventure” games on Playfic.  I find these games to be remarkably interesting because of their ability…

Eliza- Don’t rely on her

Eliza, who was created first in 1966, was the first interactive “chat bot.”  In class we learned that Weizenbaum created Eliza as somewhat of a joke, to mimic that computers could  really know what humans were thinking.  To many, Eliza served and operated much like a therapist.  She would respond to  a person’s text with simple answers, mostly questions- much like a…

Colossal Cave Adventure- Progress at its finest

Video games today are generally very complex and include many graphics and controls.  These adventure games were not always so complex.  In fact Colossal Cave Adventure, one of the first text-based video games, included only very simple controls and commands.  For the gamer today, this game may prove to be more difficult than it seems, maybe due to the fact…