Tag: art

Pieces of a Wunderkammer

  I found Juliet Davis’s Pieces of Herself through the Electronic Literature Collection (volume 3) I selected it because it reminded me of Shelly Jackson’s My Body a Wunderkammer (MBW). Pieces of herself was made in 2003-2005, so I think it is certainly possible it was inspired by the work of Shelly Jackson. Both have similarities in that they are…

Ib:Downloadable Interactive Fiction

http://www.vgperson.com/games/ib.htm When my brother came home for spring break, he showed me a Japanese video game called Ib. It’s a freeware game, meaning that it’s software that can be downloaded with little monetary or legal restrictions. The story is about a nine-year-old girl named Ib who gets trapped in an art museum with a man named Gary. As the story…

The Deletionist

While exploring N + 7, Lipogram, and other instant-deconstructionist devices, I came upon another tool for creating “instant e-literature.” There is an interesting tool called “the Deletionist” which automatically creates an erasure poem by “removing text to uncover poems.” You add it to your bookmarks tab, and whenever you are on a webpage where you wish to create an erasure…

Initial Covetous Exploration

For our upcoming analytic paper, i have already made the decision to do a critical study on the flash game Covetous. While this blogpost is not the most in-depth analysis, it is a creative outlet in order for me to explore the not-so-organized ideas in my mind and maybe figure out a few things to have a veritable direction in…

Video Games: Elit or Art?

I’ve seen discussion in this blog about what counts as elit, what doesn’t, and what balances on the edge.  One common topic is that of video games as electronic literature; but part of me doubts that video games lean more towards electronic literature than they do as an art form. The debate about whether or not video games are an…

The Art of Cut & Paste / The Cut & Paste of Art

Self Portrait(s) [as Other(s)] by Talan Memmott works from a selection of artist’s self-portraits and biographies, cuts them up, and reassembles them into new wholes, pairing a portrait and a biography assembled from factual parts never intended to interact, and presents an (almost) wholly fictitious painter. Now the art of remix is nothing new. In the 50’s and 60’s there…

The Minecraft Artbox

The recent explosion of Minecraft has, in many ways, been no less than an artistic revolution  in gaming. The basic, unmodified, version of  Minecraft creates a world generated out of cubical blocks that can be broken down and rearranged in almost any way the player so desires. It has preprogrammed monsters and NPC’s, but these can easily be turned on and off and placed…