Like the webarts here under discussion, ebr approaches the Internet,
in the first instance, as a unique art medium.
A Simple Electoral Reform
Every crank has an
idea. Every American is
a crank. Philip Wohlstetter is an
American, therefore -
well, you get the idea.
Dalí Clocks: Time Dimensions of Hypermedia
Stephanie Strickland investigates an epistemological shift in
web-specific art and literature, from an understanding that is less about
structure and more about resonance.
Cybertext Killed the
Nick Montfort reviews Espen J. Aarseth's Cybertext, which stakes out a post-hypertextual terrain for literary criticism
and practice. Interactive excerpts from some of the cybertexts
that Aarseth discusses are included.
Lexia to Perplexia:
hypertext? cybertext? hypermedia? webart? while
new media critics debate the terms, Talan Memmott has produced the thing
itself, a creative use of applied technology.
tech needs: Netscape 4.x or Internet Explorer
screen resolution 1024 x 768
Mark Amerika interviews Talan Memmott, recipient of the 2001
Allison Hunter shows how an artist can be fully contemporary without digitizing,
streaming, or projecting imagery. Presenting jacquard looms and
punch card technologies from the 1950s, difference engines and
magnetic core memory stacks, silicon chips in wood housing and
digital code on 18th-century woven fabric, Laramee manipulates
history like a medium.
Cary Wolfe reviews Allison Hunter's installation at Europas Parkas in Lithuania.
In her work, interspersed as it is among that of other artists,
Hunter focuses our attention on signification in the crevices
of the so-called public sphere.
for the Turn of the Year: Conversations With and About Daniel Wenk
Recorded by Joseph Tabbi.
A week in the life of the artist.
Hypertext treatment by Clay Woodruff.
Telling Tales: Shaping
Chicago art critic John Brunetti reviews The Truth on Tape, a survey of Daniel Wenk's art, and Black Mountain College's Dossier
New = Old,
Old = New:
Jan Baetans argues that Chris Ware's print-based comic book, Jimmy Corrigan, has already produced the revolution longed for by Scott McCloud - a revolution, however, that will not be digitized.
ebr11 reVIEWs of general interest
False Pretenses, Parasites,
Tom Leclair surveys six gargantuan texts - both hyper- and print - and finds
that size is not all that matters.
Feeding the Global Spider
sees Zygmunt Bauman's Globalization: The Human
Consequences as a provocative
introduction to our current environmental and economic predicament.
German TV Troubles
Winthrop-Young takes the outside perspective on German media studies.
After the Post and
The Postal System and the Making of German Literary Culture
A historian and a literary critic review Bernard
Siegert's Relays: Literature as an Epoch of the Postal System.
Richard John considers Siegert as a media theorist in the line of Walter Ong, Elizabeth Eisenstein, and Harold Innis. For
Siegert's historical materialism - a difficult synthesis of historical, literary, and institutional analysis - falls
somewhere between Derrida and Foucault.
Poetry After the Great Divide
Jan Baetens finds that Carrie Noland's
Poetry at Stake: Lyric Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology
provides a way out of the sterile opposition between literary and cultural
Is Charles Bernstein a Political Poet?
William Gillespie reads the poet's
two anthologies, My Way and Republics of Reality, and makes forays into POETICS and
the (mean)ing of poets and poetry.
No. No. [Novel not to die
Stacey Levine reviews
Re.La.Vir by Jan Ramjerdi.