Tag: narrative

Tech-TOC: Complex Temporalities in Living and Technical Beings

2012-06-28

Katherine Hayles uses Steve Tomasula’s multimodal TOC for a significant engagement with the temporal processuality of complex technical beings. Drawing on Bergon’s “duration” and its elaboration in recent theories of technicity and consciousness, Hayles explores the complex temporal enfoldings of living and technical beings, showing that Tomasula’s new media novel narrates and materially embodies such assemblages.

New Media: Its Utility and Liability for Literature and for Life

2012-03-07

This formulation by Joseph Tabbi is being reprinted with permission from the University of Minnesota Press’s remixthebook. The original online version can be found here: http://www.remixthebook.com/new-media-its-utility-and-liability-for-lite…

Tending the Garden Plot: Victory Garden and Operation Enduring...

2004-10-19

Dave Ciccoricco returns to Stuart Moulthrop, considers Operation Enduring Freedom (2003) in light of Operation Desert Storm (1991), and consults the annals of World War II for a likely source of “Victory Garden,” the title of Moulthrop’s 1991 network fiction on the Gulf War.

Jon McKenzie's response (excerpt)

2004-01-09

An appreciative reply that measures the incline of Henry Jenkins’ middle ground.

Language rules

2005-01-28

geniwate writes along with sexless software agents and dismantles the gender politics of the programming man and his machine.

Will Wright's response (excerpt)

2004-05-01

The man behind The Sims, Will Wright, places narrative controls back in the hands of gamers.

Tillman's Turbulent Thinking

2010-12-05

Eric Dean Rasmussen explores Lynne Tillman’s “cognitive aesthetic,” suggesting that her work is powered by the generative disconnect between asignifying affect and signifying emotion. He argues that her 1998 novel, No Lease on Life, examines the role of affectively sustained universal values in responding politically to the neoliberal city.

Emotion Engine, Take 2. Jeff Tidball Responds to the Second Person Collection as a Whole

2007-12-29

Jeff Tidball contends that the Second Person collection deals too much with the mechanics of narrative and too little with the emotion it can evoke.

Revolution 2: An Interview with Mark Z. Danielewski

2007-03-20

Kiki Benzon and Mark Z. Danielewski discuss his 2006 book Only Revolutions at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto.

Narrative Structure and Creative Tension in Call of Cthulhu

2007-12-26

Kenneth Hite argues that the long-running, H.P. Lovecraft-inspired Call of Cthulhu franchise differs from traditional tabletop role-playing in its focus on suspense rather than character growth. Hite’s analysis suggests that in its origins and emphasis on narrative structure Cthulhu is a highly literary game.

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