Tag: fandom

Mapping the Pits of Fandom

It was day one of my Electronic Literature course. I sat at a table with three complete strangers, and scrolling on our shared monitor screen was Nick Montfort’s landscape poetry generator “Takaro Gorge”. It was morning, for me 9:30 AM is early morning. Sitting there, I was sluggish, and on top of that I had no idea what to learn or expect from Electronic Literature, let alone what…

Fandom and E-lit

Something that has occurred to me is the nature of fanfiction and fandom, and how the internet has helped it flourish. One thing that I’m starting to wonder is if all fanfiction falls within the “electronic literature” genre–certainly some works do, but they could just as easily be handwritten and distributed within an in-real-life audience. Works of fanfiction that are…