Exploring Electronic Literature

I'm on eliterature.org's 3rd collection of Electronic Literature. It's...interesting. Let me say straight up that some of the works are downright ridiculous, like a bunch of kids playing and making absolute nonsense. Embarrassing. And others...super cool.

There's one work called Icarus Needs that reminds me of stuff you can make in Twine (huge fan of e-lit games in Twine.) Maybe I'll go look at some more works in Twine. That might be a great platform for my project eventually, though putting something in Twine is code heavy and would be a semester-long project in itself. But it's a possibility, and I don't know why I didn't think of it before. I love Twine.

There's another by a guy in Mexico that is sort of interactive, and it's a story that you click on and you get images and emails and recordings that help move the story forward. The story is interesting in itself, and the interactive part is very well done. It's called Tatuaje.

Then there's Grita by someone in Lima. It was well made digitally, but I didn't really like his writing or his poetry. Great skill creating online spaces, though.

Basically cool stuff. I could see my work on Twine, because you can be sort of linear on Twine, and you don't need a whole bunch of design elements. You'd need a real Twine expert, though, to make something valid. And I'm no Twine expert.


Exploring Electronic Literature

I'm on eliterature.org's 3rd collection of Electronic Literature. It's...interesting. Let me say straight up that some of the works are downright ridiculous, like a bunch of kids playing and making absolute nonsense. Embarrassing. And others...super cool.

There's one work called Icarus Needs that reminds me of stuff you can make in Twine (huge fan of e-lit games in Twine.) Maybe I'll go look at some more works in Twine. That might be a great platform for my project eventually, though putting something in Twine is code heavy and would be a semester-long project in itself. But it's a possibility, and I don't know why I didn't think of it before. I love Twine.

There's another by a guy in Mexico that is sort of interactive, and it's a story that you click on and you get images and emails and recordings that help move the story forward. The story is interesting in itself, and the interactive part is very well done. It's called Tatuaje.

Then there's Grita by someone in Lima. It was well made digitally, but I didn't really like his writing or his poetry. Great skill creating online spaces, though.

Basically cool stuff. I could see my work on Twine, because you can be sort of linear on Twine, and you don't need a whole bunch of design elements. You'd need a real Twine expert, though, to make something valid. And I'm no Twine expert.