Rebecca Ross asks how observing a conversation might change it.
Text and full-size sidebar images from “What Does a Very Large-Scale Conversation Look Like?”
Sidebar images from “Approaches to Interactive Text and Recombinant Poetics - Media-Element Field Explorations.”
Body politics and mouse use scroll through the scene.
Derrida’s territory - “discontinuities, contradictions, ambiguities, materiality, silence, space, conflict, margins, and figures” - is Bill Seaman’s, as Diane Gromala notes.
Jill Walker questions who (or what) sets the rules for interaction.
Camille Utterback’s physical poetics, re-symbolized.
John Cayley replays what is literal and literary in the digital.
Sidebar images from “Literal Art: Neither Lines nor Pixels but Letters.”
For all the talk of cyber-difference, screens still behave like pages. The contributors in section six have developed, in response, a digital aesthetics unlike that of print.