Tag: flash

Slicing Through the Page: Poetry and Collaboration in “Cut to the Flesh”

“Cut to the Flesh,” a multi-media poem by Jody Zellen and Deena Larsen, is a work that embodies the creative and collaborative merits of digitally produced literature. The words in this piece belong to Zellen, but the source format was a “page space” created by Larsen. “Page space” in electronic literature refers to platforms created by an outside source for…

Family Tree: Random?

This work has been written about before but I have a somewhat different take to it so I will give it a shot. Family Tree by Rozalie Hirs and Harm Van Den Dorpel explores the meaning of a family tree. Its most basic shape is much like that of a typical family tree, where there are many branches at the bottom…

Shall I tell you about the Stars?

Sharif Ezzat’s collection of anecdotal poems titled “Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky” has already been presented twice on this blog, but I believe it deserves an even closer look than those presented earlier. “Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky” was created almost a decade ago in 2006, and is often praised for its simplistic beauty. It’s a…

The David Speaks: Sculpting the Truth in the “Carving in Possibilities”

“Carving in Possibilities” is created through an interface that allows you to carve the face of Michaelangelo’s “David” as text appears in your hovering; it is a short Flash piece that provides various viewpoints of the David: himself, the crowd seeing the fight between David and Goliath, the crowd seeing the statue, and Michaelangelo himself.  As you hover your mouse…

The Absurdist Tour Guide: wandering through “Sydney’s Siberia”

Jason Nelson’s Sydney’s Siberia opens to a framed portrait of a man on a wall, with Nelson’s red pen marks circling his head like a halo. The text above the portrait, in both black and white letters, reads: “between 1875 and 1877 twelve men and women created the folly history society. their goal was to photograph strangers, build histories of important and far…

Initial Covetous Exploration

For our upcoming analytic paper, i have already made the decision to do a critical study on the flash game Covetous. While this blogpost is not the most in-depth analysis, it is a creative outlet in order for me to explore the not-so-organized ideas in my mind and maybe figure out a few things to have a veritable direction in…

Cage

Chris Palko, known by his stage name Cage is a rapper from New York City. Born overseas the youth began his life  on a military base. His father was a drug addict, and his mother divorced him, only later to marry an abusive man named Frank. Palko had a troubled youth and was eventually kicked out of high and by that…