Taroko gorge remixes and own work

New blog post and this time it’s about Taroko gorge remixes. This blog post will look at two different remixes of this populear e-lit, “snowball” and “along the Briny beach” to see what new they bring to the table

Taroko Gorge,” Nick Montfort’s 2009 nature poem has been the inspiration for many remixes. The original and simpel nature of the piece have inspiret many to make fun and interesting remixes of the piece like “tokyo garage”by Scott Rettberg and “snowball” by Alireza Mahzoon.

Snowball is in my opinion a fun and good remix of the e-litt. Instead just a green backgrou and and text. The e-lit have white-grey background with white text plus the text move atleast twise as fast and in a more poetick pattern inspired by the snowball style of poems. The reason I maybe like this more is that I like the winter and snow themes. The text generates faster is a good thing becouse thats meens you dobt need to wait and its more straith forward.  So In my opinionI like this remix becouse Its faster and the winter/snow theme make it apeall better to me.

The other remix is along the “Briny beach” by J.R Carpenter. In this remix J.R. Carpenter infused the original source code with coastal language, and used jacescript  to insert  beach themed texts and images into the generated page. This make the e-lit more interesting and change it personality alot. Personal I understand why the remix do it this way becoyse beach is fun with alot of things, but i think its to messy and all the pictures and text that scrolls on from the sides take awy from the real poem. This is personal and from a designer point of view the e-lit is great, but perdonaly its messy. Alot is going on and you constantly need to change focus on the screen.

A big question that comes up with this remixes is are fow creative are they and are they just copies of an already popular e-lit. My anwer to this is if the remix are true to the original (you can see what the inspiratoion are and how the original piece worked) and you give the remix an own personality the remix is something new. Whats cool about all the taroko georges remixes is that they gave the same look and work i  the same way, but they all have different personality thanks to what text generates and the color schemes on the page.


For my own e-lit project uppdate, I will talk about how I will talk about mapping ideas and how the project may interact with the reader.

The way I plan to have the mapoin on the project is that the reader star wiht 5-6 differents titles on the screen and they lead tho different stories. The plan right now is that If you press rhe title you will be exploring a song lyric that is important to a person and see different way you can interact with it. After a while the reader will come to the end screen of that lyric and the end screen will be a personal story from a person that have/had problem with deppresion and how the song helped them battle it.

The different song lyrics have all different tone and I will try to make the different ways fell unik and personal, but I will also try to make them have the same similaritys so its not 5 different e-lit in one


See you next week

VI. Queerskins

This is a piece that really got to me. On one hand, regarding the aesthetics and the design, on the other, the topic and the emotional value. Queerskins tells the story of a young gay man who has passed away. Layer by layer, we uncover his story. And that was exactly what this reading experience felt like: peeling away the facades to go deeper and deeper into the life of a fictional character – except the fictionality seemed to become less and less obvious. It reminded me of the feeling when a very good novel is finished and you go online, trying to make the story continue as long as you can. The facettes of the story are lain out beautifully in an installment of videos and text. There is really not much more to say about it, except that this is how you should tell a multimedia story – incorporating all the bits in equal weighing, making them seem like homogenic parts of one big impression.

For my own E-Lit piece, I realize now that I failed to elaborate on it in my last post. Therefore, that is what I am going to do now. I have already mentioned that I want to write about filter bubbles, but failed to say how. I would really like to experiment with storytelling while exploring this multi-dimensional topic. Since my coding skills are limited, I would actually like to focus on the content first and then consider how to make the story accessible in the best way. That is why the next week will be dedicated to finding a story I want to tell. The basic premise is: at the beginning of the piece, there will be a choice of who the reader is – either, I want to ask about gender and age and go from there, or I will create a few characters with specific features. Either way, the choice at the beginning will determine which side of the story will be presented to the reader. I realize that this topic is incredibly broad. The big challenge will be to find the balance between conveying a bigger message and telling an interesting story. However, I am very excited to get started.