Style

A journal focusing on literature and literary topics for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, Summer

Dead Technology
For thousands of years, technology has been breaking. I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel. (Psalms 31:12) Duke of Venice: Men do their broken weapons rather use Than their bare hands. (Shakespeare, Othello...
Doors to the Labyrinth: Designing Interactive Frictions with Nina Menkes, Pat O'Neill, and John Rechy
Interactive narrative did not begin in cyberspace. It has deep, tangled roots in an array of earlier forms--such as, theater, poetry, novel, dance, opera, radio, cinema, television, and performance art. But the new electronic media provoke us to redefine...
FuturePerfect: Tense
Noise destroys and horrifies. But order and flat repetition are in the vicinity of death. Noise nourishes a new order. Organization, life, and intelligent thought live between order and noise, between disorder and perfect harmony. If there were only...
Getting into the Story [1]
Interactive Story During the past few years, the rapid growth of electronic media and other technologies has engendered a quest for a new narrative form, interactive story. The key idea is to transform the passive story observer into an active story...
Introduction: Interactive Style
...a blueprint or a cautionary tale? And one inevitably enters this conversation, about the pitfalls and potential of new media, already in progress as if subscribing to an on-going electronic list-server. The experience is similar to those early readings...
Loose Ends/Connections: Interactivity in Networked Space
Questions How many of us understand the complex set of interactions that make up a world scale network like the Internet? The hardware, the translation of digital data across physical distance, pulsations of light fed through fiber optic tubes on...
Misadventure: Future Fiction and the New Networks
I. Scary New Networks On her way to the Pulitzer Prize for book reviewing, the New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani took a memorable swipe at hypertext fiction, decreeing that the best things in this line amount to "Myst and Warcraft II as re-imagined...
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Hacker Trading On the morning of April 7, 1999, the stock price of PairGain Technologies Inc. suddenly rose more than 30% amid rumors that the company was being acquired by an Israeli rival, ECI Telecom Ltd. The rumor of a buy-out of PairGain had...
Re-Reading the Desert in Hypertranslation
Terre, poussiere, un paysage sans fenetre, sans abri. Terre observee du silence, beaute anterieure, le desert est indescriptible. (149)/Earth, dust, a landscape without windows, without shelter. Observed land of silence, preexistent beauty, the desert...
South to the Future's World Wide Wire Service
South to the Future writes and distributes news online. Like the Associated Press (AP), South to the Future makes its stories available to newspapers and Web sites. Like those of the AP or other news outlets, stories from South to the Future feature...
Techno-Cultural Interaction and the Fear of Information
Information Overload Today, we are often told, we live not simply in an age of information, but in an age of excessive information. The amount and availability of information seem to be increasing at an exponential rate. We feel that our entire...

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