Night-time By Chris Klimas
This piece was dedicated to the childhood activities of a young man growing up, most notably his sneaking off during the night with friend. It is a narrative of the things that they would do during the nights as children, emphasizing the secrecy that they had to maintain from their parents. It is very similar to our own hypertext essays as within the actual text are links to different events or components of their sneaking out at night. It is something that we as a class would all be able to do, and it proves to be a very effective method of story telling.
Noon Quilt by Teri Hoskin
This idea of a digital quilt is a very unique way of combining the thoughts and works of others into one large project. You are presented with a quilt composed of what appear to be animated .gif images which once clicked on opens a new window containing some poetic verses by that individual author. Much like a traditional quilt can have each patch representing something, each patch on this quilt has its own novel meaning.
War Games: Catch the Land Mine! By Jennifer Ley
Playing off the idea of advertisements frequently used on the internet, Catch the Land Mine opens with a picture of a landmine dancing across the screen and you have to click on the landmine to “Win a free prosthetic device!” This site aimed at using modern internet advertising and media techniques to spread global awareness of problems instead of winning a free IPod if you catch the running monkey.
What Goes Around by Matt Weiman
This is probably the worst one that I’ve looked at. It is the story of a guy who gets his bike stolen and eventually gets it back. The manner in which he presents the story is really too simple, its just text on a page and when you get to the bottom you click “Continue…” and it goes to the next page of text. This story is just as boring or compelling as any of the other stories that I have read but the way in which it was presented really takes away from the allure of ELO.
Sugar Manuf by Michael Basinski
This combination of art and poetry was something that I had never seen before. It was a series of detailed pictures in which were lines of poetry that were somewhat hard to read. The whole thing much like walls of graffiti you would see in any urban setting these pictures had a story to tell, a story that I was unable to decipher.