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The Digital Diasthima: Time-Lapse Reading as Critical and Creative Performance

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In moving texts, such as digital kinetic poetry, the reader-user might no longer control the duration of their reading, unlike the traditional and static nature of printed texts. The user deals with readable time versus executable time, the human time-line versus the machine time-line. By having an imposed and fixed number of milliseconds to perceive the text on the screen, the user might find themselves completing or imagining the unread text, following the dynamic forms with an imposed dynamic content. Yet, to understand the shifting reading patterns of digital poems, one has to consider another methods or tools that may complement traditional models. Therefore, performing a critical approach solely based in close reading methods might not accomplish a fully comprehensible reading of digital poetry. In this sense, following upon methods taken from other areas, e.g. time-lapse photography and R. Luke DuBois’s concept of “time-lapse phonography” (2011), I introduce the notion of time-lapse reading as a complementary layer in order to close read disruptions in reading processes that demand a set ‘experiencing’ time when letters, words, lines or stanzas are replaced, with a case study on Philippe Castellin’s çacocophonie (2013).

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Title Developers Year initiated
Processing Ben Fry, Casey Reas 2001

Events referenced:

Title Date Location
Electronic Literature Organization 2013: Chercher le texte 23.09.2013
Centre Pompidou
19 Rue Beaubourg
75004 Paris
France
FR
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École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs
31 Rue Ulm
75005 Paris
France
FR
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Bibliothèque nationale de France
Quai François Mauriac
Paris
France
FR
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Le Cube
20 Cours Saint-Vincent
Paris
France
FR
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Alvaro Seica