Since we'll be trying out Scratch today in class, I thought I'd list a few games that I think are interesting. feminist hero is intriguing. I can't get very far because I'm lousy at platform games--can anyone finish it? A cute "serious" Scratch game on gender is Spectrum. Then there is Tintern Abbey First-Person Shooter … Continue reading Scratch games
Nick Montfort's Taroko Gorge has been extremely fertile in the number of remixes that it has inspired. You can read more about the remixes on Leonard Flores' I Love E-Poetry blog. Which remix did you like best? I particularly enjoy Flores' own TransmoGrify which self-reflexively thematizes the remix process itself (as he discusses here). It is pretty easy … Continue reading Remixing Taroko Garage
Inklewriter is a platform for interactive fiction in the Choose Your Own Adventure Mode. They provide an example Sherlock Holmes story. They also have a digital edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Check out the very short example called "Holography" by theorist of interactive fiction Emily Short. This review by her of the Inklewriter platform reflects on the … Continue reading Inklewriter
If you want a break from the heavier reading about e-lit, consider breaking for a Twine, which we'll be exploring tomorrow together in class. Twine has become a very accessible platform for creating interactive texts online--and as Adam Hammond notes, people tend to refer to such texts as games with players rather than texts with … Continue reading Twine
So, the name of the app on which we are reading the Kate Pullinger story "Jellybone" is a reference to an important literary movement that has been very influential in the digital humanities. The Oulipo movement (short for Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle or Workshop of Potential Literature) started in 1960 by Raymond Queneau and is famous for … Continue reading Week 2: From Oulipo to oolipo?
We're starting off with a bang this semester with a big chunk of contextual reading from Adam Hammond's Literature in the Digital Age (Part 1, and Chapter 7) and several pieces of e-literature ranging from 1992 to 2017. William Gibson, “Agrippa” (archive; video; text) - at least watch/read video Caitlin Fisher, These Waves of Girls Stephen … Continue reading What is writing in the digital age?
Braid is fantastic and well worth playing. But I know it's a busy time of semester. Some links if you didn't have time to play it through (or if you are click-challenged like me and can't get that far with it): Opening: watch until you see the first screen with clouds and the narrative framing and then … Continue reading Braid links