Tag: Alan Bigelow

That’s So FLY

Life of Fly by Alan Bigelow was on the shortlist for the winner of the main prize for the 2014 New Media Writing Prize. It is an untraditional interactive fiction in that the reader does not have to enter in commands to continue, but instead uses the spacebar or arrow keys for navigation throughout the story. However, there are interactive…

But I Never Asked…You Did

Alan Bigelow’s piece entitled “Because You Asked,” created using Flash in 2006, is an interesting piece of electronic literature because it is a mix of autobiography and digital poetry. At first glance (and read through) it seems as if the artist is a presenting a creative confession of in his personal thoughts, but as you dig deeper it can be…

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…

“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…