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Fitting The Pattern

Fitting the Pattern by Christine Wilks “Fitting the Pattern, or being a dressmakers daughter, a memoir in pieces”, Wilks titles her (highly) interactive fiction. You pick up the tools: scissors, a sewing machine, pins and a thread cutter. A hand points you in the direction in which to drag your tool, red lettering similar to stanzas of a poem appear…

C0ntemp0rary Ic0n0clastic Beat

As someone who is a fanatic of Jazz music and is absolutely fascinated by the Beat Generation, Dak0ta was a no-brainer instant love for me. (The fact that i may have done a 20 minute research presentation on the Beats may have helped but, well, you know… .) Now thinking in terms of the originality of the text of Dak0ta…

Glitch Art

Last week, in class, we briefly discussed the glitch based electronic art form and how innovative people like the folks behind Jodi.org are creating new, interesting ways to represent this heavily electronic based genre. When I first visited jodi.org, I have to admit, it was a bit jaring at first. After trying the website out a few different times, it quickly became very fascinating to me.…

Feminist Twist to Little Red Riding Hood

Through out the years, familiar childhood stories have been altered to show different meanings and ideas. The version of Little Red Riding Hood that I remember was very similar to the way that Rohini Chowdhury wrote it. (Link)In this version Red was portrayed as being a sweet innocent girl going to Grandma’s house. The wolf was seen as the dominant…

Double Life

Video games have certainly involved since their inception years ago. It is now possible to live through a video game, literally create an alter ego and abandon real life. The following is a European Playstation commercial from 2006: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bqq38WZctA[/youtube]   Video games have made it possible for the average person to in essence live out their dreams. They can go…

Donna Leishman did an excellent job of doing a modern twist to the childhood story, Little Red Riding Hood. As another student stated before there were a lot of sexual references in the RedRidingHood such as having the wolf symbolize a sexual predator and by having Red become pregnant. I thought Leishman was very clever in the way that whether…

Little Red Riding Hood and Sexual Awakening

     The Grimm’s brothers are thought to have originally wrote Little Red Riding Hood with parts like Red going to grandma’s and being asked to do things like take off her clothes and burn them, which has long been cut out of the fairy tale. Many people argue that the red cloak symbolizes Red as becoming a woman and losing her virginity. The…