Internet Text, 1994- [Through Feb 2, 2006]

Description (in English): 

The Internet Text is a continuous meditation on "cyberspace," emphasizing language, body, avatar issues, philosophy, poetics, and code-work. It is written daily and presented on several email lists including Cybermind and Wryting. Many of the pieces within it were created through CMC, interactions with computers and online protocols, and programs.
(Source: Author description, ELC 1).

I ♥ E-Poetry entry: 
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Almost all of Internet Text is in the form of "short-waves, long-waves."

Is it true that most users on the chat-lines are men? As with short-wave or citizens-band radio, the maternal or spectral mother is everywhere apparent.

Technical notes: 

Instructions: Internet Text consists of text files which are not themselves interactive. Search or browse through the files. They were created in the order Net0 — Net* text, then a-*.txt, then alphabetic; the current file is om.txt. Sondheim writes: "One 'reads' within the files which form an archeology of thinking the 'real,' the 'virtual,' and their deconstruction — any reading in any order is therefore as good as any other."

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Eric Dean Rasmussen