Tag: Jim Andrews

Blasting Words Away: Poetry as Video Game in Jim Andrews’ Arteroids

“Arteroids,” a work of electronic poetry by prominent digital author Jim Andrews, is an original fusion of media that exhibits the merits and necessity of electronically produced works. A Canadian “web artist,” Andrews is known for producing projects that utilize technology’s potential for expression and “Arteroids” is no exception.  The piece is based on the classic “Asteroids” video game created…

Stir Fry Texts

As we’ve seen so far, electronic literature can do a lot with texts, using interactive elements like hyperlinks to set it apart from the more passive experience we’re used to when engaging with them. My addition to the blog this week, however, has taken this a bit further than a lot of works we’ve looked at. Stir Fry Texts, by…

Nio and Kinetic Typography

Nio by Jim Andrews is an animated poetry piece from the first volume of the electronic literature collection. The piece incorporates two different mediums, text and audio, and forms what the artist himself describes as “interactive audio” and “visual poetry.” The piece uses a traditional poetry format in that it is divided into two verses but also branches out into…