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New Media text: Golpe de Gracia from Jaime Alejandro Rodríguez Ruiz.

Author of El Relato Digital, Jaime Alejandro Rodríguez Ruiz(with his team of designers) has once again proven himself to be a serious artist and innovator in the realm of electronic narrative with the release of his latest piece, Golpe de Gracia. Ruiz, who teaches at the University of Javeriana in Bogotá, continues to prove himself a shape-shifter, metamorphosizing his narratives into whatever new media forms he encounters. As a result, his works serve as lessons of the possibility and limitations of these forms. They are a kind of literary stylebook, encyclopedias of forms, as he would have it. From Gabriella Infinita to Golpe de Gracia, we can trace his experiments in these forms, which both stand alone and combine to build complex narratives.

Or perhaps more broadly Electronic Literature en Español.
Two events have recently brought my attention to the community of Electronic Literature in Español, although both of these events draw on scholars from multiple languages. The two conferences are:

Literatures from Text to Hypertext (9/21/2006 - 9/23/2006)
III Congreso Online Observatorio para la Ciber Sociedad (11/20/2006 - 12/3/2006) […]

Netspeak, or its phreaky (ph5e@k) kin leet (l33t), has been sneaking into schools and various narrative forms for quite some time. Here’s a Slashdot post from 2002 about its entry without a hall pass. Since instant messaging and texting is such a dominant part of youth culture, where else would it go? (According to Mobile Youth, 3.2 billion text messages sent in the UK in March 2006.) Of course, it was just a matter of time before it showed up in fiction, though not always how you’d expect.

TTYL (2004), TTFN (2006)
By Lauren Myracle

This is a pair of best-slling print-based, teen-oriented epistolary novelsl written entirely in texting. They are, to my knowledge, the only novels written entiely in this format. Author Myracle, of course, has a MySpace page for all her fans to post their messages of luv, sending their own netspeak messages back. Her next outing: l8r, g8r

What I bought, was a game; what I found was a authorware in a game. “The Movies” by Lionhead Studios falls into the grey area between authorware and video game. Players of the game can use it to make and share content. What can we as electronic authors make of this new genre?

“Literatronica” is an adaptive hypertext system that transforms the delivery and experience of literary hypertext. Earlier in the year, WRT posted about the system. Now it offers this interview with Literatronic programmer Juan B. Gutierrez, who is also author of the literatronic adpative hypertext Condiciones Extremas or Extreme Conditions.

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