Cautionary tale: stories made and distributed through the Internet

Leishman, Donna (2018) Cautionary tale: stories made and distributed through the Internet. Matlit, 6 (3). pp. 105-114. ISSN 2182-8830

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This paper explores the journey that experimental texts must undertake as they migrate from other mediated forms of representation to the digital. It will explicitly explore the Internet as the primary context and it will use my first digital text Red Riding Hood (, 2001) as a device to not only talk about my own relationship with mediating existing texts into that which might be considered experimental but also to appraise the evolution and in turn the changing mediation power of the Internet.

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Additional Information: The ELO (Electronic Literature Organization) organized its 2017 Conference, Festival and Exhibits, from July 18-22, at University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, as well as several other venues located in the center of the historic city of Porto, Portugal. Titled Electronic Literature: Affiliations, Communities, Translations, ELO'17 proposed “a reflection about dialogues and untold histories of electronic literature, providing a space for discussion about what exchanges, negotiations, and movements we can track in the field of electronic literature.” Its aim was “to contribute to displacing and re-situating accepted views and histories of electronic literature, in order to construct a larger and more expansive field, to map discontinuous textual relations across histories and forms, and to create productive and poetic apparatuses from unexpected combinations.” Volume 6 of MATLIT: Materialities of Literature publishes selected articles from the ELO 2017 Conference. These have been divided into three issues according to the conference threads: 6.1 Affiliations, 6.2 Communities, and 6.3 Translations. Essays and research articles are published in the “thematic section,” while texts about artistic projects and installations are presented in the “meadiascape” section. See:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Folk, fairytales, digital culture
Subjects: P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2020 11:11
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:20

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