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ELO 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature


Samantha Gorman (USC, Tender Claws, USA) and Danny Cannizzaro (Tender Claws, USA)

Performances and Screenings, Festival Exhibition
Wednesday, August 5 • 20:00 - 23:00 (Egget)

Designed for the affordances of the iPad, Pry is a novella where form and content are deeply intertwined. Pry’s goal is to extend discussion of what constitutes an eBook as well as rethink how the poetics of gesture inform reading practices. Haptic processes overlap with cognitive, as the reader is invited to touch the text of the protagonist’s inner thoughts. For example, during one chapter, the reader may force open the protagonist’s eyes to view his external world. Renouncing the external exploration and closing the eyes, forces the reader back into the text-based internal world of commentary on what was just witnessed. Like the book itself, the inner world of the protagonist is a hybrid of animation, video, text and illustration. Increasingly, tablets represent a readership that is poised to experiment with rich interactive worlds where content is not simply “embedded”, but integrated along a 3D reading axis.

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