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We are building this collection of critical essays about the aesthetics of new media and poetry. If you have an essay, article, thesis or link you'd like to contribute, please e-mail the link, or attach a text copy of your document. [Note: all links open a new browser window.]

Electronic Poetics by Bruce Andrews is a preview of "Ergodic Poetry", edited by John Cayley and Loss Pequeño Glazier, a special section of The Cybertext Yearbook 2002 (Markku Eskelinen and Raine Koskimaa, editors), Feb 2003. Published on UBU Web

Analog Echoes: A Poetics of Digital Audio Editing by Martin Spinelli from Object 10 Winter 2002 on UBU Web. In PDF Format, requires Acobat Reader.

The Code is not the Text (unless it is the Text) by John Cayley, an argument against the collapse of categories by an author who has, yes, perpetuated a few codeworks. Published on EBR, Sep. 2002.

Interferences: [Net.Writing] and the Practice of Codework by Rita Raley on the varieties of code/text, as discovered in the object-oriented aesthetic of Mez, Ted Warnell, Talan Memmott, and Alan Sondheim. Published on EBR, Sep. 2002.

Digital Code and Literary Text by Florian Cramer, published in BeeHive, Dec. 2001.

Reveal Codes: Hypertext and Performance by Rita Raley, published in Postmodern
Culture 12:1 (September 2001). Note: Access to most Muse journals is available only through libraries, however there is also a free text only version available.

Reading Time: For a Poetics of Hypermedia Writing by Bill Marsh. An examination of the evolving time-based electronic literature, from Currents in Electronic Literacy Fall 2001.

Cybertext Killed the Hypertext Star Nick Montford reviews Espen Aarseth's Cybertext: Perspectives in Ergodic Literature, which stakes out a post-hypertextual terrain for literary criticism and practice. Interactive excerpts from some of the cybertexts that Aarseth discusses are included. (From AltX's WebArts 11 issue, January, 2001)

Poetry after the Great Divide review by Jan Baetens of Carrie Noland's Poetry at Stake: Lyric Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology (published 1999), provides a way out of the sterile opposition between literary and cultural studies. (From AltX's WebArts 11 issue, January, 2001)

Dalí Clocks: Time Dimensions of Hypermedia by Stephanie Strickland, investigates an epistemological shift in web-specific art and literature, from an understanding that is less about structure and more about resonance. (From AltX's WebArts 11 issue, January, 2001)

Screening a Digital Visual Poetics by Brian Lennon (December, 2000)

When Literature Goes Multimedia (3 German Examples) by Robert Simanowski, published on Beehive Vol. 5, Issue No. 1, Summer 2002.

Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality project presented in multimedia format exploring the concepts and pioneers behind multimedia, requires Flash 5 (launched June, 2000)

Words in Flight English thesis by Shari Magolin exploring new media poetry (Spring, 1999)

The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Response to Benjamin's essay by Linda Pottle for a Literary Theory class at the University of Pennsylvania. (last updated 4/28/99)

Towards A New Media Aesthetic Drawing on both Frankfurt School critical theory and on Paul Virilio's postmodern aesthetics, author Tim Jackson strives to provide a foundation for the production of "transformative" experiences through new media. (Spring 1998)

The World Wide Web: Publishing's Awakening Giant Robert Kendall's article in Poets & Writers (c. 1998) about online publishing including links to relevant Hypertext sources

Word Circuits In this column, Robert Kendall ponders hypertext literature, delivers reports from the field, and furnishes reviews. Reviews are also provided by occasional guest authors. Good source for readable comments, ideas, theory on Hypertext. (1998, 99, 00)

Ways of Seeing/Ways of Being by Steve Tomasula, published in Alt X, Image and Narrative Edition (Winter 1997-98)

Machine Visions: Towards a Poetics of Artificial Intelligence by Matthew Kirschenbaum (Winter, 1997-98)

Truth, Beauty, and the User Interface: Notes on the Aesthetics of Information paper presented by Matthew Kirschenbaum at Mixed Messages: Image, Text, Technology conference, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (10/13/97)

Poetry in the Electronic Environment by Stephanie Strickland, on the translation of poetry from print to screen (April, 1997)

Key Concepts of Holopoetry by Eduardo Kac (1997)

Dynamic Poetry: Introductory Remarks to a Digital Media, thesis by Jason A. Lewis submitted to the School of Design for Industry for a Masters of Philosophy in Design at the Royal College of Art (December, 1996)

Ut Pictura Hyperpoesis: Spatial Form, Visuality, and the Digital Word by John Tolva (June 1996)

Hypertext/Cybertext/Poetext essay by John Cayley (1996)

Narrative as Genealogy: Sound Sense in an Era of Hypertext by Larry Wendt on text-sound compositions (last modified 6-16-96)

Interactive Art on the Internet essay by Eduardo Kac (originally published 1995)

Master's dissertation on Cyberpoetry by Komninos Konstantinos Zervos. (1995)

A Hierarchical Theory of Aesthetic Perception: Scales in the Visual Arts by Pavel B. Ivanov (1994)

Sound Poetry-- A Survey by Steve McCaffery on UBU Web chronicles futurism, dada, de Stijl, Lettrisme and international work from the 50's, 60's and 70's.

Concrete Poetry: A World View by Mary Ellen Solt, on typography and the visual poem around the world (Indiana University Press, 1968 on UBU Web)

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Walter Benjamin's famous 1935 work.

EBR The Electronic Book Review promoting text/screen transformations and weaving new modes of critical writing into the web



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