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Twine-Based Final Project

For my creative project, I replicated my apartment in inform 7 and made an adventure game involving keys and locked doors.  I felt like the basic commands that inform understood were too limited.  Although I am happy about the way my creative project turned out, I didn’t like having to work within the confines of inform’s understood phrases. So, for…

Gender Perceptions in “My Body”

Shelley Jackson’s My Body — A Wunderkammer is ripe with ideas relating to gender and identity.  She addresses various aspects of femininity/masculinity in a manner which calls our attention to gender binaries. The work ultimately challenges and subverts these binaries, I think — celebrating the body for its flaws and deficiencies as well as its strengths and beauties.   The text,…

Zombie Run: A New Sort of Interactive Fiction?

Recently, while talking to one of my friends about getting fit for the summer, I stumbled upon an interesting application. My friend, Jeremy, has constructed a workout plan centered around running. As the topic changed from workout strategies to music to get you pumped and ready, Jeremy told me that he doesn’t listen to music while he runs. Instead, he…

CMDC Student Research Gallery

After seeing the flier for the MLA electronic literature exhibit, I went to the website to check out work  from previous shows.  They have a large collection that covers a variety of electronic literature genres.  I chose an interactive fiction piece called One.  The basic idea of the game is that your neighbor is playing loud music late at night…

The Future of “Choosing Your Own Adventure”

  Electronic literature has definitely moved it’s way up the ladder as an accepted literary form. Elit has been limited primarily by the progression of technology, starting out as basic text commands and simple hypertext to moving it’s way into interactive video games and digital poetry. Now with new technology such as smart phones and iPads, elit may again jump to a whole…

Hypertext, also.

For this blog post again I was just searching the internet, trying to find a work that caught my eye. A google search for, you’d never guess – hypertext poem – turned up an interesting blog that explains a different definition of hypertext. In class, we had always looked at hypertext as a work broken into pages that were linked…

“Dawn”: Why I Think It Worked

I decided to check out this short piece by Alan Sondheim and Reiner Strasser called “Dawn”.  It made me feel like I was living out a William Wordsworth poem.  It was a very thought provoking piece despite the fact that it only lasted for a few minutes, if that.  One of my class mates actually already looked at this piece…