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Touching on the computer?

Playing Toucher by Serge Bourchardon, Kevin Carpentier, and Stephanie Spenle, brought up a point that I hadn’t realized previous to playing it. When reading electronic literature, as opposed to reading physical literature, one part of the experience that is missing is the ability to physically touch what is being read. By playing this game, I was able to experience different…

The Graveyard

This was by all means a boring game. I understand the underlying messages the game has but still very uneventful. I could not bring myself to pay the five dollars just to see the old woman die. She may have seemed like she was only waiting for death while sitting in the graveyard, but that doesn’t mean that I want…

Skyrim is it Interactive Fiction?

In the world of Interactive fiction you can make choices, these choices decide how far you get into the story. Games like colossal cave adventure are a text adventure, you type in where you want to go and you go there. You make decisions to pick certain things up, you can even kill a bird in the cave but that effects…

More of a Story Than a Game

Wow.  That’s all I have to say after playing the Interactive Fiction game Shrapnel.  I decided to check it out because we had talked about it in class and I wanted to learn more.  I was so frustrated with the fact that I couldn’t quit the game, that I felt like there had to be more to it.  After I…

Explanation for Shade: DMT and the Afterlife

The class briefly talked about hallucinatory experiences found at desert festivals like Burning Man, and just how prolific finding those kinds of experiences are at festivals.  Going beyond the expected substances like lsd and magic mushrooms, there is a more correlative hallucinatory drug (or rather, a chemical process) that may explain the character’s blending of his comfortable reality and his…

What is RSI, you ask?

Separation By: Annie Abrahams If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t have read the text that is shown before playing the piece of literature. These few sentences explain exactly what the purpose of the work is, and what the ending ends up revealing. With this aside, I found this piece of work very creative as well as…

Dreamhold

I thought I would look at some of the other interactive fiction stories that were on the website that “Shade” was on.  I found some really cool ones.  There was one where you were a sailor in an extraterrestrial planet.  It was hard because you had to type in sailing instructions which lost me quickly.  Anyway, I found this one…

Still Standing/Text Rain

Wow, I am absolutely amazed at these two pieces of electronic literature.  First off, Still Standing was found through the Electronic Literature Volume 2 page on our website and a direct link can be found here.  The information about Still Standing can be found here.  From the description, Still Standing invites participants to use their bodies as reading instruments.  My mind was…

My Mind Is Blown.

I decided to play “88 Constellations for Wittgenstein; (to be played with the Left Hand)” by David Clark.  This was by far the most interesting work on electronic literature I have encountered yet.  Everything about this was intriguing to me. When starting this piece of literature, you are instructed to use your left hand.  At first, this meant nothing to…