The Electronic Literature Collection

The ELC, a library of hypertext literature, contains examples on how literature can be adapted to the internet. Here are my thoughts on some samples from the collection: Faith by Robert Kendall Faith is a poem presented in a visually innovative way. This text doesn’t require much interaction from the reader as some other hypertext does, and could even be presented on paper and still have a similar effect. However, in its electronic form, it uses flash animation to weave together the poem, reusing words and letters by shifting them into new places as the lines progress. The placement of the words and their actions, such as falling and bouncing off each other, helps illustrate some of the points of the poem. For instance, when the word Logic falls down and bounces off of the word Faith, an implicit point is being made and the animation is not just a …

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Exams start this week. I don’t know if the semester has gone by quickly or slowly, but either way I think I have learned a lot. I mean, a lot of book stuff. My life seems to have calmed down a lot, but at the same time I still feel like I have a lot going on. It will be great to have some time off after exams. I’m looking forward to that.

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