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.
Matt Gorbet maintains that interactive texts remain overfamiliar to bodies trained on snowflakes and rain.
Praise for the body art of Camille Utterback, and commentary on controls.
John Cayley replays what is literal and literary in the digital.