Study Series Conclusion

My test was today and I think it went well. Maybe I’ll do this posting style study session again in the future, I think it helped in preparing me for writing about works of e-lit. Some of the questions of the test were also based on works that were new and interesting to me, like […]

Study Series: Judy Malloy’s “Uncle Roger”

I’m finishing up my review on hypertext with “Uncle Roger” by Judy Malloy. I personally see hypertext as going beyond normal text to a more engaging and yet still technically simple reading experience. The story that Malloy creates in her work is especially demonstrating of a “fragmentary narrative.” The story takes the setting of a […]

Study Series: Shelley Jackson’s “my body— a Wunderkammer”

Shelley Jackson’s “my body: a Wunderkammer” is an intimate look into the spaces and corners of the narrator’s mind. The hyperlink visual map, from which you choose where to start reading, is allowing you to pick from body parts, which the narrator later compares to cabinet drawers. The narrative is as complex as the human […]

Study Series: J.R. Carpenter’s “Entre Ville”

J.R Carpenter has a unique style that I admire, her works are loaded with visual stimuli and every piece that I have experienced feels explorable and profound. Her “Taroko Gorge” remixes (“Gorge” & “Along the Briny Beach“) are some of my favorite versions of the form; they carry this visual artistry in the literary imagery […]

Study Series: Nick Montfort’s “Taroko Gorge”

“Taroko Gorge” was a sort of gateway for me in my studies, in fact it was Nick Monfort’s style (like most of the Memory Slam reimplementations, Taroko Gorge was done with Python) that gave me a push to learn how to code with Python. The poem is generative and the way the words flow into […]

Study Series: Milton Läufer’s “God”

Milton Laufer’s “God” was published in Taper #1, it is a minimalist generation which talks about belief. First it generates two stanzas which describe “God” as a thing that measures an abstract concept. The speaker is stating their non-beliefs, the negativity they feel surrounding the abstract concepts that “God” measures. And the stanza that has […]

Study Series: “Memory Slam”

Memory Slam is a collection of programs made between the 1950’s and the 1980’s. Each of these works is generative, and no user interaction is required. Generative works usually run with (depending on the programming language) lists, dictionaries, or collections of words. The writer/creator sets the functions and parameters so that the program selects from […]