reviewsebr11 webarts

“Like the webarts here under discussion, ebr approaches the Internet, in the first instance, as a unique art medium.”
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The Runoff: 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.

ebr11 webarts

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
Hypertext Star

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 4.x |
screen resolution 1024 x 768

Mark Amerika interviews Talan Memmott, recipient of the 2001 AltX/trAce award.

Unfolding Laramée
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.

Signmakers 1999
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.

Tape 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
Artists' Myths

Chicago art critic John Brunetti reviews The Truth on Tape, a survey of Daniel Wenk's art, and Black Mountain College's Dossier Ray Johnson.

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,
and Monsters

Tom Leclair surveys six gargantuan texts - both hyper- and print - and finds that size is not all that matters.

Feeding the Global Spider
Linda Brigham sees Zygmunt Bauman's Globalization: The Human Consequences as a provocative introduction to our current environmental and economic predicament.

German TV Troubles
Geoffrey 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 Daniel Punday, 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 studies.

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.




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