Alicia’s Capstone

Revision of Wiki page: Continuing after, “On its official website, the ELO offers this additional definition of electronic literature as consisting of works which are: … Literary performances online that develop new ways of writing.” While the ELO definition incorporates many aspects that are applied in digital literature, the definition lacks any solid guidelines. With…

Wiki Page

What qualifies as electronic literature?   From e-books to computer games, literature has a very broad definition, and  best defined in Katherine Hayles’ “Electronic Literature: What is it?” There has been a learning curve and e-literature is being re-evaluated. In early days it was “A block of text on a computer”. This eventually progressed into…

Wiki Needs us

Part 1:   Reader’s Experience   As Digital Literature became more popular. Readers began sharing their experience to this new format called Digital Literature or “E-literature”. The most coming common example of e-literature are blogs, online articles, and even e-books. For example as stated by LA Weekly on a review on PRY an interactive app.…

Capstone I

Part I: What I’m adding to Wikipedia Differences From Traditional Literature In the vast spectrum that is the digital literature genre, pieces can take on many different forms and challenge the idea that is traditional literature. While e-books fall very close to traditional literature, interactive stories such as Gone Home are as far from traditional…

Electronic Literature

Creation Subgenre: Video Games. An interesting topic that is being discussed in the field of digital literature is the question of whether video games are included under the digital literature umbrella. Dr. Alistair Brown, Durham University, presents an interesting viewpoint, “…Actually, I think it is pretty clear that video games are not literature…” He goes…

Revision for Electronic Literature on Wikipedia

Capstone 1 Part 1 – Creation Debates on e-lit The definitions offered about electronic literature are vague and broad. Katherine Hayles argues in Electronic Literature: What Is It that “electronic literature is ‘digital born.’” Even the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) states electronic literature “refers to works that takes advantage of the capabilities of a computer.”…

Capstone 1, David Woo

Interactivity in Electronic Literature. Electronic literature is defined as any sort of literature that can be accessed through a computer or some other type of electronic device. Programers and writers are able to utilize the different capabilities of computers and other software. As a result authors are able to incorporate more interactivity into their pieces…

Nichole Mowery Capstone Final

Part 1:   Types of Electronic Literature Hypertext Fiction: Fiction created using hypertext, or links within the main text to make a non-linear story. Hypertext fiction was the earliest form of “electronic literature” and is created using programming code, or programs such as Storyspace or Twine. The Electronic Literature Organization has compiled a selection of…