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The latest Iowa Review Web issue out this July is “Reconfiguring Place and Space in New Media Writing.”
In it I interiew Nick Montfort on his interactive fiction work Book and Volume. In addition to discussing tropes and themes in the work we also talk about aspects of craft including goals, timed events, atmospheric descriptions, and […]

“ridcat” is a project that visualizes political speeches “from literary imagery to actual imagery,” producing a cloud of iconic photographs. The transformation is fascinating both in its products and through its process - a psychotherapy technique called Regression Imagery Analysis. WRT interviewed creator Neil Kandalgaonkar.
WRT: When did you develop ridcat, and when was it first […]

Pan Am Stewardess, uploaded by splorp
Begin with an old distinction: on the one hand, photographic images, which reflect the existence of real things in the real world. On the other hand, drawings, paintings, renderings, and other representations which may signify things, but do not testify to their reality. Digital camera files belong to the first […]

This April 22, CHI 2006 hosted the second annual “Abuse” workshop on interaction gone bad. Last year, the theme was “The Darker Side of Human-Computer Interaction.” This year’s theme: “Misuse and Abuse of Interactive Technologies.” The first workshop was chaired by Antonella de Angeli, Sheryl Brahnam, and Peter Wallis, and they were joined in organizing […]

For a while now I’ve subscribed to various online sources of words on skin images, and recently I also found Darren Barefoot’s collection of observations on Textual Tattoos. The following are some thoughts about words-on-skin - thinking towards (as usual) digital-words-on-skin.

When people think of words-on-skin, they generally think of tattoos. Examples of plain-text (or reasonably […]






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