Category: Fourteen

E-Poetry and its power to grab your attention

The work I decided to follow was that of E-Poetry. E-Poetry is a concept surrounding engagement with digital media. Leonardo Flores, the author, is a professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico. His areas of research are electronic literature, poetry and digital preservation. E-Poetry is interactive and captures the attention of the reader with its display. Like Marble…

Simply Semiotics

The Power of Signs and Symbols Understanding the Power of Their Effect  Communicating ideas effectively through written text presents interpretative challenges of varying degrees which can stem from the interpreter’s cultural background (to include ethnicity, education, and religion). Such degrees frame one’s interpretive lens that is used, which forms one’s conclusion and, that interpretation may or may not be the…

The Evolution of the Dwarf

Dwarf Fortress is a donation-funded free game for Windows, OSX, and Linux. Tarn and Zach Adams are the creators of this complex game, and the founders of Bay 12 Games. These brothers created Bay 12 Games in 2000, so they could release their games for free on the internet. Dwarf Fortress has been in development since 2002 and was first released in…

The Un-shattered Glass

Take a story, a story that was a total accident and yet probable. Now put a name to that story, a name that is an author in which many have recognize and would believe it to be unbelievable. This is the story of a fun party trick between a husband and wife missing the mark. This is the story of…

Reinventing History

A new visual treat has been developed by digital enthusiast Talan Memmott and has been featured in the Spring 2016 issue of The New River Journal, a journal of digital writing and art. In “Dérivepedia,” the reader is greeted by a text generator, which spits out endless combinations of the English language with various subjects ranging from “Tadpoles And The…

A Study in Shades

A Study in Shades, by Robert Kendall was a great take on what it must be like for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. He set it up so that the story is a split screen depicting a man and a woman on the left and right side of the screen respectively. The pictures have been grayed out a little bit to…

Finishing the Unfinished

Has helping a famous dead man, who is now a simulacrum, finish an unfinished book ever been on your bucket list? Well, my friend, here is the chance to check it off your list by playing Ice bound Compendium. The plot of the game starts off with Kristopher Holmquist, now known as KRIS, who is dead due to an unexplained…

Faded Memories

  The first level of Rememori played as “nurse”- http://www.crissxross.net/elit/rememori.html   Do you hate the feeling of forgetting what you were about to say? Do you hate not being able to remember what happened because it wasn’t documented? Well, these are common symptoms for people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, also known as senile dementia.   Alzheimer’s is…

Dibagan and the audio assault.

Brian Kim Stefans’ Dibagan recounts the story of a reporter and his cameraman who were caught in an RPG attack against a foreign troop convoy in Iraq. Stefans includes five bars at the bottom of the screen which consistently change color between green and red. Directly above these bars lie a jumble of words (“consuming, culminates, stumbling, curdles, fisheye,” etc…) which…