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Google Gives Birth to Poems

Our class’ definition of electronic literature as literary work that is born digital aptly describes Sampsa Nuotia and Raisa Omaheimo’s work “Google Poetics”. Their constantly growing collection of poems is an insightful, humorous, and sometimes saddening side effect of Google’s autocomplete feature.     While Sampsa Nuotia and Raisa Omaheimo are the archivers of the work it is impossible for…

Save Me or Let me Go…The Will of E.R. Millhouse

“Living Will” by Mark C Marino is an interactive poem that names the reader executor of networking tycoon E. R. Millhouse’s will, which is the interactive poem. Millhouse is dying of a parasite infection he caught in his time working and living in the Congo. In making allotments, Millhouse divides his wealth and estate among four people: his son, Nigel;…

Holding Your Hand A Bit Too Tightly: How Much Tutorial Is Enough?

One of the greatest aspects of electronic literature is that it’s very open to different interpretations. As an extension of this genre, it’s fair to add that games can be considered literature, generally through narration and/or an overarching plot. With games that aren’t laden with story or instruction, there is the notion that charm or effectiveness can be conveyed through the ability…

Virtual Realities: Reconstructing Dead Poets

Reconstructing Mayakovsky is a work of Russian Futurism by Illya Szilak that uses various media to create an futuristic world where the alternative reality technology, called OneWorld, allows users to escape pain, disease, loneliness, and poverty of real life. It is based off the work of one of the first Russian Futurist poets, Vladimir Mayakovsky.    The work itself is…