Author’s Description: I Am a Test Bot is an original Twitter bot created in the spirit of accessibility, innovation upon pre-existing electronic tools, and in an attempt to discern exactly what constitutes electronic literature, and the genre of generative literature specifically with a dash of humor. This bot conjures Tweets intermittently on an evolving hourly … Continue reading I Am a Test Bot, and I am Generative Electronic Literature
Some people get great gifts like new phones and books and pencils for the holiday season, but as a working student and generally chaotic human, I get to enjoy some existential dread and sleep deprivation. But, on the upside, I’ve got way more time on my hands now that my need for sleep is becoming … Continue reading The Heat is On! (Literally and Metaphorically!)
So, the end of the semester is finally coming around, and I’ve come to a standstill while everything around me is speeding up and whizzing by in this amazing kaleidoscope of colors and cacophony of sounds. Honestly? I’m not even the slightest bit anxious or worried about this rapid change of pace, and the upcoming … Continue reading Now That’s What I Call E-Lit!
Angst and anxiety have been the name of the game this week, and Hunt for the Gay Planet by Anna Anthropy was actually an oddly comforting light at the end of the tunnel for me. Granted, there’s a serious societal issue being addressed, and some of my emotions bled into and colored what I gleaned … Continue reading Hunt for the Gay Planet, Hunger for Change
The eerie, but ambient sound of Redshift and Portalmetal is definitely one of the more fitting and less jarring soundtracks to an e-lit piece that we’ve had in a while. But, the official soundtrack for this blog post is “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson and “Wish You Were Here” by Incubus. The latter, … Continue reading Forget Portalmetal! This is a Crystal Ball!
Hey there! My presentation on the subtle-but-nuanced, culturally relevant, and transcendental piece Letter to Linus is only a few hours away! Follow this link to an analytic paper on the idea of duality and how it plays into both the regulation of language and language itself, and why it is a pressing issue now more … Continue reading Waiting in the Bullpen
Between the title of the story, the referenced previous Russian residence of the character, and the peer pressure and looming death that the piece begins with, it’s only fair that the song that accompanies this blog post about Inanimate Alice is none other than “Luka” by Suzanne Vega, which has been lingering in the back … Continue reading Inanimate Alice Kicked Me Into High Gear
The selections for this week are perfect, given that I have just begun what the internet refers to as a “gamer’s renaissance.” Essentially, I spent the last few weeks of summer and a few sleepless nights here and there during the semester revisiting and playing through old games that I loved as a child and … Continue reading I Needed Icarus Needs
Honestly, I’m surprised that I’m not more upset, introspective, or indignant than usual after exploring and having quite the experience with Pieces of Herself, which tickled and stoked the feminist residing within me. Most of the time, I’ll keep my personal and political views to myself unless I’m provoked, but what is e-lit for if … Continue reading Pieces of Herself Almost Tore Me Apart
The two pieces of electronic literature for this week, Window and Ask Me for the Moon almost appeared to be the opposite sides of the same coin to me; so complimentary, and yet so divergent from one another. The greatest appeal of all, however, lies in the challenge that both evoked in my own humanity, … Continue reading The One Where Sun Meets the Moon through the Window!