The Impermanence Agent

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To read this work, the reader had to browse the internet through a proxy server which kept track of visited websites and launched small windows in the readers browser, while the reader was viewing other sites, telling fragments of a story throughout the week. As the week progressed, the story would replace parts of the original text and images with text and images from sites the reader had visited. The work is no longer accessible.

Critical writing that references this work:

Title Author Yearsort descending
The Gaming Situation Markku Eskelinen
Hypermedia, Eternal Life, and The Impermanence Agent Noah Wardrip-Fruin 1999
Whither E-Literature: Automatic Writing Keith Gessen 2001
Dali Clocks: Time Dimensions of Hypermedia Stephanie Strickland 2001
Destination Unknown: Experiments in the Network Novel Scott Rettberg 2003
Fiction and Interaction: How Clicking a Mouse Can Make You Part of a Fictional World Jill Walker Rettberg 2003
Creating Screen-Based Multiple State Environments: Investigating Systems of Confutation Donna Leishman 2004
Cavewriting Scott Rettberg, Jill Walker Rettberg, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Robert Coover, Josh Carroll 2004
Cyberspace, Cybertexts, Cybermaps Marie-Laure Ryan 2004
Beyond Taxonomy: Digital Poetics and the Problem of Reading Talan Memmott 2006
Expressive Processing: On Process-Intensive Literature and Digital Media Noah Wardrip-Fruin 2006
New Media Poetics: As We May Think/How to Write Adalaide Morris 2006
Travels in Cybertextuality. The Challenge of Ergodic Literature and Ludology to Literary Theory Markku Eskelinen 2009
Approaches to Digital Literature: Temporal Dynamics and Cyborg Authors Raine Koskimaa 2010
Digital Rhetoric and Poetics: Signifying Strategies in Electronic Literature Talan Memmott 2011
Digital Literature: Theoretical and Aesthetic Reflections Luciana Gattass 2011
Cybertext Poetics: The Critical Landscape of New Media Literary Theory Markku Eskelinen 2012
Developing an Identity for the Field of Electronic Literature: Reflections on the Electronic Literature Organization Archives Scott Rettberg 2012
Digital Prohibition Piracy and Authorship in New Media Art Carolyn Guertin 2012
Complications of Narrative Time in Electronic Literature Scott Rettberg 2014
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