By Brian Caswell
Mikki and the others reside at 'the farm' - a complicated studying facility, a think-tank for a host of youngsters with very excessive IQs. yet what's particularly happening on the farm? And what concerning the 5 a lot more youthful kids often called the infants, frail as butterflies?
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The creator of CPs,” Stefans comments, “can spend as much, if not more, time working on the source files as he will on the poem itself, understanding them to have a symbiotic relationship to each other that corrupts normal cultural valuations of what ‘code’ is and what ‘language’ is” (2003, 64). 40. One of Stefans’s interventions after the demon had run its course was to throw into the poem a few lines by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Carlos Williams, thereby flanking a Victorian poet with poet-theorists from the Romantic and Modernist innovative traditions.
For Manovich, the period Benjamin discusses—the period from 1915 to 1928— is more relevant to new media than any preceding period. “During these years,” Manovich comments, “avant-garde artists and designers invented a whole new set of visual and spatial languages and communications techniques we still use today” (2003, 22). 46. For her elaboration of this term, see Perloff 2002. 47. On these topics, see especially Drucker 1998 and Manovich 2001. Works Cited Aarseth, Espen J. 1997. Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature.
By evoking the physical movements of a body engaged in the production of individual or connected letters, Noland argues, digital poetics reconnects the interactor with the embodied gestures of letter making and the status of writing as a performed activity. 2. Poem-games: While literal art can be a closed kinetic display, such as Uribe’s Anipoems or Stefans’s the dreamlife of letters (1999), or, similar to Rosenberg’s Intergrams or Cayley’s riverIsland, a text open to a user’s mousing, clicking, dragging, and sequencing manipulations, poem-games are by definition interactive.
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