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Texting A Novel

If you’re someone who struggles with how intimidating the length of a novel can be perhaps you ought to just take it chapter by chapter; or perhaps even text by text? Several years ago in Japan a new trend began to take hold in which an author sent out bits of a novel to an audience via text messaging. Textually reports that…

K1NeT1C TYp0gRaPhY

One form of E-lit that has interested me the most is kinetic typography. Its appeal to me is its ability to make words come alive. Living in the age of technology we now have the ability to make words do things that they have never been able to do prior to computers. Words no longer have to lay flat on…

Conan O’Brien Meets Kinetic Typography

By far, my favourite form of electronic literature that we’ve looked at in class has been kinetic typography. I’m guessing a lot of other people in E.Lit found this form interesting as well since after we had to read DAKOTA for class, two other classmates wrote posts that mentioned kinetic typography (links here and here). First off, what is kinetic…

Modified: A look at user created alterations to games.

Unsure (and uncaring) of whether or not many in our class consider themselves gamers, I figured I’d talk about something that was very dear to me while growing up in the 90s; Video Game Modifications. As discussed in class, modifying games, either via source code or eventually, graphically, began with games themselves.  Developers made modding possible by making the source…

Combinatorial Storyland

With it’s multi-colored, fun font title “Storyland” by Nanette Wylde instantly peaked my curiosity while browsing through the electronic literature collection. It is an electronic “combinatorial” story, “one of the oldest forms of digital writing.” Storyland provides randomly created stories that implement pop culture and stereotypes. There are endless possibilities to each story, providing various users with their own unique experiences.…

Laides and Gentelmen….the iBall

The myBall interactive presentation is a funny demonstration of a ball that can do it all in the 21st century. It is a satirical jab at the iGeneration and how it is effecting both kids and adults. The product offers a  variety of interesting features that seem real and are probably not too far off in the near future. But…