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An Interview with Myself

This commentary was originally posted on December 8, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  What do you usually write about in your posts? Are there broad themes or specific concerns that reoccur in your writing? Themes, yes. Many common themes. The other day, I did an

On “How to Rob the American Electorate”: An Artist Statement and Reflection

This commentary was originally posted on December 6, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  Earlier this semester, our class was presented with the opportunity to choose one work of digital literature to focus on extensively in the format of a Let’s Play video. Having

Mental Illness in Electronic Literature Tropes

This commentary was originally posted on October 30, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  The political philosopher Hannah Arendt once stated, “The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.” In

Power to the People (All of Them)

This commentary was originally posted on October 23, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  This past week, I had the tremendous opportunity to attend the 21st annual PopTech conference. I was one of few undergraduate students who was provided this opportunity. The conference is

Only Linear Narratives Have a Wrong Way

This commentary was originally posted on October 18, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  Good morning, Electronic Literature. Doing the Let’s Play video for this class has motivated me to think of these blogging assignments more as conversations and less as papers that require

The Institutional Response Generator: Your Hot, New, Go-To Tragedy Response Bot

This commentary was originally posted on September 17, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  The Tracery Project as a platform excites me because it gives an avenue for less technically advanced, but highly procedural minds to explore the predictability of texts. When I say

Write Bad Poetry, Sing Out of Tune, and Other Relevant Platitudes If The Robots Don’t Take Over

This commentary was originally posted on September 13, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  In “What Can Poets Do About Robots”, Giles offers less of an instructive manual and more of a value-laden vision of a future human co-existence with robots. He begins

The Hoax of Originality

This commentary was originally posted on September 4, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  Surely, the question of human framing is central to any discussion about computer-generated art. Last Tuesday, we read Marie-Laure Ryan’s The Many Forms of Interactivity. Ryan’s piece exposes a key

Moving Past the 2016 Election: A Personal Reflection

This reflection was originally posted on November 12, 2016, on Facebook. It’s been a few days since the election, and the energy has been nothing short of a national tragedy. Rage and mourning have characterized this moment as a moment to come together, to envision, to dream, and to act.

#DearDaddy: I’m a Helpless Victim and Only You Can Save Me

This commentary was originally posted on February 23, 2016, to the Gender and Technology class blog for Digital Studies 340 at Davidson College.  It’s no secret that sexual assault is both an imminent danger and [has generated] a social justice movement with significant traction in the past few years. This

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