Tag: interface

Against Information: Reading (in) the Electronic Waste Land

2013-06-02

Andrew Klobucar argues that a new iPad app for The Waste Land demonstrates, despite the developer’s intentions and Eliot’s fears, that the symbolic form of the database is irrepressible.  According to Klobucar, Eliot bemoans the cultural impact of new media and technological innovation, though his poem–particularly through Pound’s editorial notes and Eliot’s added annotations–employs the structure of a database. The app for The Waste Land attempts to mitigate this tension by promoting a single legitimate version of the poem, though the app’s structure ultimately works against that model, as it frees readers from the imposed authority of singular narrative.

SURFACE TO SURFACE, ASHES TO ASHES (REPORTING TO U)

2007-05-09

Linda Marie Walker writes an involved meditation on the concept of the interface and its relation to place.

An Interface in Lieu of An Introduction

2001-11-17

A note on the origins and development of ebr version 3.0, End Construction!

Music/Sound/Noise

2001-09-01

The msn thread originated in the Fall of 2001 as an ebr special co-edited by Cary Wolfe, Mark Amerika, and Joseph Tabbi.