I’ve created another Twine poem. This will be one of a handful of posts over the next few days all exploring different moods and styles of digital poetry. I’ll cut the pretense and admit I’m doing this, at this point in the month, to combat a weeks-long rut of writer’s block and creative and emotional […]
[TW: This piece discusses depression, anxiety and suicidality.] When poetry is performed, the audience is invited into the spectacle and becomes instrumental in the making of meaning. In most cases, this is a passive, private exercise on the part of the reader, but it can be transformed into an active, playful one for every soul […]
[This is part one of a two-part series of essays in which I explore poetry as a vector for play. I discuss the dynamics of author and reader, the form of poetry as a “field” for active audience participation, creativity, exploration, performance, cooperation and playful modeling of systems. This first piece deals with explicit, mediated […]
I went ahead and made another Twine poem. There aren’t a lot of links in this one, but there are a few text boxes that you can use to add a line to their stanzas. Each stanza is on a time limit, though, so see how quickly you can come up withe something clever. While […]
Black Square on Whitespace is a Twine piece inspired by Kazimir Malevich’s painting, “Black Square,” featured in my previous post. There are no links, but hovering your cursor over the text will make it disappear. Many thanks to Leon Arnott for providing the macros I used and for his superhero-like willingness to answer my annoying […]
This is not Phil Fish giving the finger next to CliffyB; This is not the tale of a man hunting the white whale. This is not your Indie Success Story.