Tag: music

A Bird Story: Wordless Wonder

Very few games have truly mastered their form of storytelling. There are, of course, a few notable exceptions, but this young artform has yet to reach its maturity and many creators are afraid to venture out of the conventional storytelling forms consisting of too much exposition, telling over showing, and relying heavily on tropes. In another post, I talked about…

Funny How Language Is An Art?!

         Everything has reasoning behind it. So, to say the order of words, or the correct spelling, or grammar of them isn’t important,  you’d be lying to yourself. It has reasoning… We spell words a certain way for a reason, just like any other language. I found a great example on http://iloveepoetry.com/ that shows us that there is…

Even Rap Gods use E-Lit

Ever since the beginning of YouTube in 2005, the site is just about the biggest source for lyric videos that I’ve ever seen. People of all kinds were giving their favorite songs a little flair using an array of “movie maker” tricks so they could watch the lyrics come a live before their eyes. It was not until yesterday though that…

Storyland

Storyland was found here (Elit Collection 1) and the description of Storyland is “The computer-generated combinatorial story is one of the oldest forms of digital writing. Storyland, with its simple circus frame, plays with this tradition by performing recombination of the sort seen in cut-up and in Oulipian work. The system repeatedly plots amusingly repetitive stories, inviting the reader to consider, to read…

The Story of Orville V. Wright

“The Human Mystery” by Alan Bigelow tells the fictional story of the socially anxious Harvard anthropology professor, Orville V. Wright. “The Human Mystery” does not fall neatly into any genre of electronic literature we’ve discussed, but I would say it’s most similar to hypertext. The story is made up of seven different sections accessed through a timeline menu; the reader…

Interacting with Tierra de Extraccion

NOTE: The work I’m going to be talking about is in Spanish. I’ve read and translated parts of it, but it is a novel (with 67 chapters), so I decided that instead of writing an analytical blog post, I’d make a video of me interacting with the work and showing the way the author utilizes different media. As the author…

Can You Hear Me Now?

While scrolling through the ELit blog page, I came across another ELit blog that caught my eye.  Shannotated wrote about the music in electronic literature (specifically, video games) and the significance it has.  This thought process struck a chord in me (get it?) and got me thinking about not just the music but all the sounds that go into a…

Settling the Score – what does the music in games do?

After viewing Dak0ta this week in class, I started thinking more about the role music plays in a narrative. Specifically, video games. The way the music from Dak0ta accompanied the fast paced scrolling of the text really emphasized the intensity of the story.  Without the bouncy jazz music, my impression would have been a lot different.  Watching it without music made…