Terminal: In Search of a New(er) Digital Literature
Alan Bigelow has curated this gallery-based exhibition. He has included ‘Inanimate Alice; Episode One: China’ in it. This is a thrill for Chris and me; we’ve been included alongside some wonderful work. The online iteration of the exhibition is elegant and interesting.
Alan is a talented digital writer; you can find his work at www.webyarns.com His most recent work, ‘My Summer Vacation’ is a terrific piece of digital fiction that uses audio files and multiple points of view to tell a simple, dramatic story. I met Alan last May when I attended the ELO Conference in Vancouver, Washington; we’d been conversing online for a couple of years by then and it was great to meet him in the flesh. I find that when you meet people for real after knowing them online the experience is almost always completely fascinating; people are always just like they are online, except better.
I have no idea where Austin Peay State University is though, apart from the fact that it is in the US. The show is in a physical gallery space, but for me it exists only in cyberspace.
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