Penny Florence

Espacement de Lecture

2013-10-01

This introduction is not a “digital” essay, but what follows it - a version of a moving essay-poem originally presented in real time at the 2012 elo conference - is. Florence’s presentation explores how the “espacement” (Mallarme, Derrida) intrinsic to all writing changes in a born-digital context. The work reminds us of something we anticipated early in the formation of ebr - that ‘critifiction’ is and always has been the way to make essays in the digital era.