88 Constellations for Wittgenstein

Critical Writing
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6 Feb.
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Hayles' curators note for David Clark's work contrasts 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (2008) with Michael Joyce's Twelve Blue (1996) to suggest that in Web environments long narrative fictions are becoming assemblages, comprised of smaller prose passages, to be sampled rather than read, and "absorbed" as a coherent whole.

Presented as part of the Digital Literature week (February 6-10, 2012) at In Media Res, organized by Eric LeMay.

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Competing for attention in the Web’s information-intensive environment, narratives become smaller, less connected, tending toward an array to be sampled rather than a whole to be absorbed.

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Eric Dean Rasmussen