My aim is to create an e-literature, web based project which explores the remediation of forms within an interactive, multimodal and hyper-textual narrative.

 

I am interested in engaging the user in the experience of an authentic emotion through the combination of the two logics of remediation: immediacy and hypermediacy.  For this purpose I will be using a thought provoking narrative inviting the reader/ viewer to actively put together the story.

Theoretical Research:

 

  • Jay and Bolter (1999) 'Re-mediation'. The exploration of E-literature as a re-mediated medium from multiple sources, radio, Tv, graphic design, computers, digital photography. As well as the logics of immediacy and hypermediacy for the engagement of authentic provoked emotion.
  • George Landow (2006)'Hypertext 3.0: Critical Theory and New Media in an Era of Globalization'. The study of hypertext as a key point in this project. Combination of literary theory and computer technology lengthens the development process by analytically understanding the potential of hypermedia literary.
  •  Hayles N. Katherine (2008), Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the literary. Counterargument that concerns the theory of  e-literature as born digital and a different experience entirely to the printed book. Exploring the way everyday experience and incorporating that into the digital world, I am authenticating everyday feelings into an exploration of the city not a novel story.
  • K. Hayles, electronic literature, what is it? (2007). Key work which defines the historical and contemporary context of e-literature.
  • Zuzana Husarova- A Method of Teaching Multimodal Creative Writing (2012), 'Junction of image, text and sound in net-fictions' (2008. Husarova essays analyse the effects of multi-modal digital works that overcome the limitations of the book. How this contemporary type of reading incorporates multiple sensory reactions and greater literary experience.
  • Mencía M. (2011) Connected Memories in Mencía M. and Fletcher J. (2011) From the page to the screen to augmented reality: New modes of language-driven technology-mediated research.

Research Enquiries :

 

My main research question is: What impacts the nature of storytelling through the use of multi-modal, hyper textual and interactive aspects in e-literature?

 

• Investigate how hypertext narrative makes the outcome and experience of the story subjective?

• How will multi-modal aspects interplay with the narrative and experience?

• How does e-literature expand the experience of reading that print cannot achieve ?

• How will hypermediacy and immediacy be used in the project to evoke an authentic response?

 

Methodology: Click to Research blog

 

  • Practice-led research or based?
  • Visiting exhibitions in relation to the consequences of the digital age, re-mediation and the city of London
  • Blogging my research findings, ideas and issues within this blog using Adobe Muse. Previously using Dreamweaver throughout the progress it became apparent this programme is more appropriate for a more fluid creative development.
  • Creative inspiration by walking around the city, listening to sounds, watching the patterns of human interaction, taking video and sound clips as well as photos.

Contextual Research : Click for research blog

 

  • Andy Campbell 'playground' (2010)
  • S J Carpenter – ‘Enter ville’ (2006) (ELC)
  • S J Carpenter 'City Fish'
  • ‘Ah’ K Michel and Dirk Vis (2012)
  • ‘My boyfriend came back from the war’ Olia Llalina (1999)
  • 'Pry'(2014) by Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro

Historical Background : Click for research blog

 

  • Hypertext - Landow (2006)
  • New media art - Tribe & lessige
  • Hayles (2007)- what is eliterature