Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse

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Art "Buddy" Newkirk has disappeared and left you his literary estate. By the looks of it, he and his friends were a very odd bunch.

You might have enjoyed knowing them. But you don't: why does "Uncle" Buddy think you do? Where is he, anyway? And what does this have to do with Meister Eckhart and the New York City subway?

To find out, you'll have to pop the floppies into your Mac, drop the tapes into your boombox, and get ready to meet Buddy's friends, read his email, listen to his band, and sort out his (very strange) Tarot deck.

(Source: Eastgate catalog description)

Hypercard on computer discs with two casettes, a letter, and photocopied article.

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Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions Astrid Ensslin 2007
Contextualizing the King of Space Dene Grigar 2018
Creating Screen-Based Multiple State Environments: Investigating Systems of Confutation Donna Leishman 2004
Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries Loss Pequeño Glazier 2001
E-Borges: Stuart Moulthrop’s Victory Garden Álvaro Seiça 2012
Electronic Literature Seen from a Distance: The Beginnings of a Field Jill Walker Rettberg 2012
Electronic Literature: Contexts and Poetics Davin Heckman, James O’Sullivan 2018
Fiction and Interaction: How Clicking a Mouse Can Make You Part of a Fictional World Jill Walker Rettberg 2003
Gamely Interstitial: Narrative, Excess, and Artifactual Interstanding Stuart Moulthrop 1999
Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature 2015
Patterns of Hypertext Mark Bernstein 1998
Playable Media and Textual Instruments Noah Wardrip-Fruin 2005
Print Is Flat, Code Is Deep: Rethinking Signification in New Media N. Katherine Hayles 2004
Small Screen Fictions 2018
The American Hypertext Novel, and Whatever Became of It? Scott Rettberg 2015
The Disturbing Liveliness of Machines: Rethinking the Body in Hypertext Theory and Fiction Christopher Keep 1999
The Emergence of Electronic Literature Exhibition Catalogue Scott Rettberg, Jill Walker Rettberg 2013
Towards the Recognition of the Shell as an Integral Part of the Digital Text Anja Rau 1999
Traveling in the Breakdown Lane: A Principle of Resistance for Hypertext Stuart Moulthrop 1995
What is and Toward What End Do We Read Digital Literature? Roberto Simanowski 2010

John McDaid, Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse. Part 1

John McDaid, Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse. Part 2

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