Eugene Thacker’s question: “To what degree does language account for the markers and meanings of embodied difference?”
A response that bridges things, as metaphors do.
Warren Sack sheds some psychosocial light on readings, like Jill Walker’s, of the uncanny.
Jill Walker’s encounter with a participatory, and vaguely sinister, online narrative.
A thirst for interaction fuels Adrianne Wortzel’s response.
“Thinking around the responses,” Jill Walker reconsiders how gender and identity influence the reader-reading-the-reader in Online Caroline.
Janet Murray unriddles the verbal and procedural mix of Interactive Fiction.
Natalie Jeremijenko asserts that machine speech should re-awaken us to “the peculiar structure of participation that we take for granted.”
Lucy Suchman’s directive for talking things: “the creative elaboration of the particular indexical affordances of machine ‘speech.’”
Simon Penny adds object-context to the talking machines of Natalie Jeremijenko’s essay.