As poets continue to use digital media technology, functionalities of computing extend aesthetic possibilities in documents focusing attention on crafting verbal content. Utility of these machines and tools enables multiple types of compounded articulation (combinations of verbal, visual, animated, and interactive elements). Building larger public awareness of the mechanics of digital poetry, New Directions in Digital Poetry aspires to influence the formation of writing with media in literary society of the future, specifically as a record of a particular technological era.
Emerging from these studies is that digital poetry as a WWW-based, networked form happens 'in stages', 'on stages'. Few works require singular responses from viewers - both composition of works and viewing them are processes involving multiple steps and visual scenarios. For anyone interested in the interplay of poetry and technology, this book provides an informed look at digital poetry in its contemporary state. In the process of performing "close readings," Funkhouser makes suggestions and provides methods for viewing works, for audiences perhaps unfamiliar with mechanical and semiotic conventions being used.
"Through a combination of technical and literary analysis, C.T. Funkhouser's close readings of electronic literature contain an original contribution to the canon of digital literary studies. His analysis of the signifying strategies and reading possibilities of programmed works is carefully nuanced and deeply attentive to their intermedia textualities and procedural dynamics, and reflects his long involvement in the field as artist, critic, and historian. His book is a timely addition to a growing body of close readings of digital literature." --Manuel Portela, Digital Humanities Quarterly
Introduction .Francisco J. Ricardo.Chapter One.Poetic Moldings on the Web .Chapter Two.Encounters with a Digital Poem .Chapter Three.Case Studies 1: continuity & diversity in online works .Chapter Four.Case Studies 2: digital poetry early in the 21st century .Chapter Five.Case Studies 3: poems of the Web, by the Web, for the Web .Chapter Six.In stages, on stages: attentions in digital poetry .Epilogue .Acknowledgements .Bibliography .Index
Series: International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 19th January 2012
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1