Author: Guillermo

Electronic Journaling

Journaling has long been seen as a practice that can increase one’s mental well-being, but recent studies have shown that it can also have a positive effect on one’s mental well-being. James Pennebaker, a psychologist of the University of Texas at Austin concluded that journaling can actually strengthen immune cells called T-lymphocytes (article). I have always been a journaler, though…

Paths and Gates

For my first creative project I decided to created an IF game with Inform7. During the brainstorming process I kept revisiting the idea of creating an allegorical game such as Passage. I appreciated Passage so much for its simplicity and its message that I decided to create an IF that had the same qualities. I chose to create my game…

Twitterature

This is the story of my life: First, I conceive a brilliant concept. Then I proceed to Google this concept only to find that it already exists. And the cycle repeats. Case in point: today I had an epiphany when I put together my two favorite words to form “Twitterature”. It was going to be groundbreaking. The ideas flooded into…

K1NeT1C TYp0gRaPhY

One form of E-lit that has interested me the most is kinetic typography. Its appeal to me is its ability to make words come alive. Living in the age of technology we now have the ability to make words do things that they have never been able to do prior to computers. Words no longer have to lay flat on…

The Family Tree (of life)

Among the many works of electronic literature that I encountered I was most impressed by The Family Tree. The Family Tree, created by Rozalie Hirs and Harm Van Den Dorpel, is a mind-bending work of art that stretches the imagination. The so-called family tree is best described as a mobile (as in one that would hang above a baby’s crib), and…