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Storytelling Games as a Creative Medium

2008-01-03

Will Hindmarch contests Greg Costikyan’s challenge to the idea that “games have something to do with stories” by contending that “storytelling games reconcile the theoretically antithetical relationship between their two halves - story and game.”

Eshleman's Caves: a review of JUNIPER FUSE

2007-10-04

For Jay Murphy, Clayton Eshleman in his JUNIPER FUSE makes a resounding case for lived experience, for the tortuous growth, however partial or fragmented, as rooted in self-suffering as modes of vision and dream.

On Being Difficult

2007-07-25

Ken Hirschkop questions whether poststructuralism and
self-referentiality offer workable alternatives to the military ‘World
Target’ that, according to Rey Chow, provides the framework for
knowledge production in Departments of Comparative Literary Studies.

Plagiarism, Creativity, and the Communal Politics of Renewal

2007-09-21

As Christian Moraru argues here that the new is still the objective in contemporary writing. But writers and artists make it by making it anew rather than new (“Get it used,” Andrei Codrescu invites us), a new not so much novel as renovated, reframed and reproduced rather than produced, which by the same token redefines and advertises authorship as deliberate plagiarism.

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.

StudioLab UMBRELLA

2007-05-09

Jon McKenzie, a former student of Gregory Ulmer’s, traces the relations of influence and mentorship.

Making Games That Make Stories

2008-01-19

James Wallis uses genre as the fulcrum for balancing game rules and narrative structure in story-telling games, which he differentiates from RPGs through their emphasis on the creation of narrative over character development.

Recollection in Process

2007-02-03

There has never been a ‘Best of the electronic book review’ or a print collection. After ten full years of online publication, ebr has devised other ways of marking time, using techniques available in the same electronic media where the work first appeared. Here the editor presents an initial ‘Gathering’ of ebr essays, pulled from each of the journal’s threads to date.

9/11 Never Happened, President Bush Wouldn't Let It: Bob Dylan Replies to Henri Bergson

2006-12-12

From event to non-event. Frank Seeburger deconstructs 9/11.

Sublime Frequencies' Ethnopsychedelic Montages

2006-12-12

Marcus Boon explores the healing of traditional music.

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