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Judd Morrissey, The Jew’s Daughter

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Morrissey..explored the subject of textual context and reconfiguration in The Jew’s Daughter, a work in which rolling over active words changes passages of text on the same screen, as opposed to prompting a change of screen. The screen stays while the text changes, embodying Michael Joyce’s notion that “electronic text replaces itself.” Shifting the content’s context destabilizes the act and process of reading. The reader of The Jew’s Daughter learns to expect disorientation within the words themselves. To extract a quote from The Jew’s Daughter, and thus to participate in decontextualizing content: “Things seek realization in new configurations” (screen 221).

From The Iowa Review, “The Very Essence of Poetry” by Jessica Pressman.

Individual Presentations

Following are the individual assignments for class presentations over the next month. Please do a “walk through” of your 2-3 pieces and have a few discussion questions ready. This should all take 10-15 minutes; it’s very informal, merely a way to expose ourselves to lots of different work.

April 4

Lisa Oliver

Andrew Fox

Daniel Cannizzaro

April 11

Jason French

Scott Kolp

Adam White

April 18

Raphael Lee

Daniel Byers

William Durette

April 25

Alice Liu

Elliott Breece

Joshua Spechler

The Medium is the Massage


I couldn’t find anything too provocative on the web for this one, so this is from Wikipedia:

While today it looks like a black and white copy of Wired magazine, and its prose reads more or less like boilerplate for any of the heady techno-utopian pronouncements of the 1990s, it should be noted that it presaged the development of the original ARPANET by two years, and preceded the widespread civilian use of the Internet by almost twenty. For this and other reasons McLuhan is often given the moniker “prophet.”

Go to town…

David Clark

Net’s flavor of the month…

“A is for Apple is an interactive work that investigates a cryptography of the apple. Using an ever expanding series of associative links, the work looks for hidden meanings, coincidences and insights that stem from the apple. This leads to a vast web of references from western metaphysics, popular culture, the history of cryptography, ideas of language, and psychoanalytic theory.”

“Godard once said that a film must have a beginning, middle and an end but not necessarily in that order. MEANWHILE explores new ways to detour from the well-trodden path of narrative by giving the viewer a choice at the end of each scene as to which direction in time they want to move in the story.
The nine scenes in this screwball comedy can be seen in any order; each path revealing the intricate interconnectivity of the characters follies, obsessions, and ambitions.”




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