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  1. Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier)

    Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier)

    David Wright - 11.03.2019 - 06:41

  2. Typing the Dancing Signifier: Jim Andrews' (Vis)Poetics

    This study focuses on the work of Jim Andrews, whose electronic poems take advantage of a variety of media, authoring programs, programming languages, and file formats to create poetic experiences worthy of study. Much can be learned about electronic textuality and poetry by following the trajectory of a poet and programmer whose fascination with language in programmable media leads him to distinctive poetic explorations and collaborations. This study offers a detailed exploration of Andrews' poetry, motivations, inspirations, and poetics, while telling a piece of the story of the rise of electronic poetry from the mid 1980s until the present. Electronic poetry can be defined as first generation electronic objects that can only be read with a computer--they cannot be printed out nor read aloud without negating that which makes them "native" to the digital environment in which they were created, exist, and are experienced in. If translated to different media, they would lose the extra-textual elements that I describe in this study as behavior.

    Jill Walker Rettberg - 04.03.2011 - 21:58

  3. Spencer Chang

    Spencer Chang

    Jill Walker Rettberg - 27.06.2022 - 18:30

  4. Kelsey Chen

    Kelsey Chen

    Jill Walker Rettberg - 27.06.2022 - 18:31

  5. 8-bite

    Artist description: This is a game created by spencer and kelsey for the 8th issue of taper, a computational poetry magazine. The idea is a subversion of the classic pacman, where instead of eating food, the player eats words to make their own poem. The words come from a very limited word bank, but because they are curated to be multipurpose, the limited word set and constraints of movement on the grid provide a lot of fun playability. Play around! Your poems will save automatically (local to your browser) and you can optionally submit them to the public gallery.

    Jill Walker Rettberg - 27.06.2022 - 18:32

  6. Tejido de memoria. Memory Waves

    Memory weaves is a dynamic work that incorporates input by the users, resulting in more dynamic content. It explores the topics of human rights, poverty and social inequality, providing access to videos, statistical information, graphics and images in an intuitive way. It provides a space that reveals itself subtly, in veiled layers that can be reorganized, forming a non-linear narrative that seeks to evoke the paths of memory. Memory that can be read as a “weave” that constructs and reconstructs our present (Source: efagia.org).

    Maya Zalbidea - 19.07.2014 - 23:40

  7. Reading and Teaching Gender Issues in Electronic Literature and New Media Art

    This dissertation has as its object of research new feminist hypermedia and it is located in the fields of hypertext theory, gender studies, and semiotics. This work offers close-readings of three recent feminist hypertext fictions written in English language exploring the problematics of gender, sexuality and multiple identities: Dollspace (1997-2001) by Francesca da Rimini, Brandon (1998) by Shu Lea Cheang and Blueberries (2009) by Susan Gibb. The aim of the study is, in the first place, show how feminist hypertext fictions can be analysed: categorising the work, interpreting its nodes and lexias, emphasizing the cultural references it evokes and studying the readers’ reactions to the hypertext. And in the second place, promote the study of electronic literature as a useful tool for literature courses as well as to demonstrate the beneficial aspects of hypertexts to work with gender studies literature.

    Maya Zalbidea - 21.08.2013 - 14:51

  8. Theatricality in the midst of a pandemic: An assessment of artistic responses to COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe

    This article examines theatre as a creative journalistic media deployed by theatre practitioners to map experiences of Zimbabweans during the COVID-19-induced lockdown. When the first positive case of COVID-19 was reported in March 2020, the Zimbabwe government, like many other countries, responded by introducing restrictions for public gatherings and ultimately a lockdown including arts events. Yet, theatricality has refused to capitulate. Artists re-invented their theatre productions into theatrical comic and satirical works posted on various social media platforms, in an effort to make sense of the pandemic, bring laughter and address a serious complex situation. We examine how artists deployed theatre to journal, capture and document the citizen’s collective experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, for both the present and posterity. We are specifically interested in analysing the different ways art is deployed to provide entertainment, a broader understanding and awareness of the social, psychological and economic impact of COVID-19 for the present and future generations.

    Jill Walker Rettberg - 08.06.2022 - 23:36

  9. Looking Back while Moving Forward: The Case of Concrete Poetry and Sankofa

    This article considers the intersection between African oral tradition and electronic literature by exploring the potential of Sankofa to interact with concrete poetry in an electronic space. Sankofa is an example of the Adinkra, a set of symbols that were originally created and used by the Akan in West Africa. These symbols have literary value which this article looks at in ways similar to concrete poetry; examining Sankofa as concrete poetry in an electronic context enables a simultaneous dovetailing with as well as convergence from oral and print based modes of engaging with the text: aspects of oral tradition influence this exploration. 

    Jill Walker Rettberg - 27.06.2022 - 18:53

  10. Traveling While Black

    Traveling While Black is a cinematic VR experience that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. Visit historic Ben's Chili Bowl and join patrons as they share and reflect on their experiences. Confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America, Traveling While Black highlights the urgent need to facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today. (from Felix & Paul Studios' website)

    Maud Ceuterick - 10.07.2020 - 12:04

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