Author: pkeily

Clearing the clouds, clouding the clear

For today’s class we all played Jason Nelson’s four part game series “Arctic Acre Oddities and Curious Lands.” In these games Nelson uses glitch aesthetic to overturn a lot of standard notions about how a video game should deliver meaning and how one should function. Instead of making anymore generalizations right now about all of the games I’ll take a…

The Story of Orville V. Wright

“The Human Mystery” by Alan Bigelow tells the fictional story of the socially anxious Harvard anthropology professor, Orville V. Wright. “The Human Mystery” does not fall neatly into any genre of electronic literature we’ve discussed, but I would say it’s most similar to hypertext. The story is made up of seven different sections accessed through a timeline menu; the reader…

Blackwater

I used Twine to create my hypertext story “Blackwater.” The story is based on a non-fiction essay I wrote recently, with some new fiction parts added. I used the Jonah format to compliment the story’s theme of navigating complex emotions. Blackwater

“Brainstrips” – A Multi-Genre “Knowledge Series”

Brainstrips, by Alan Bigelow, is a “3-part knowledge series” incorporating elements of comics, hypertext, and kinetic poetry (although in this work it would be more accurately described as kinetic prose.) Bigelow mixes different forms of electronic literature to create unique artworks, his multi-form/multi-genre work “American Ghosts” has already been covered on our blog. The first link above sends you to…

Shelley Jackson’s “my body – a Wunderkammer”

Like others who have already posted I have little experience with Electronic Literature, so I picked a work from the Electronic Literature Collection (Volume 1). ¬†The stark black and white woodcut icon for Shelley Jackson’s my body – a Wunderkammer¬†appealed to me aesthetically, so I decided to explore her work. The title page of Jackson’s works contains links to the…