My article “DHTML Dances: The Making of an E-Poet” is now available online in the most recent issue (co-edited by Monika Górska Olesińska and Anna Nacher) of the Polish peer-reviewed journal Cultural Studies Review. Here’s the abstract:
Canadian poet, programmer, and artist Jim Andrews lived and worked in Seattle 1997–2000, participating in the exuberant economic and technological growth known as the dot-com era. Andrews’ DHTML poems engage the materiality of Web technologies from this moment in computational history and were instrumental in his formation as a poet. This article performs media-specific analyses on Enigma n and Seattle Drift to contextualize and demonstrate Andrews’ evolution into an e-poet.
Here’s a link to the article, which is not open access, unfortunately. Fortunately, it only costs 3,99zł (which is about $1.07 USD) to purchase. You might even want to pay 14,00zł for the whole issue ($3.77 USD!) and get access to the whole collection of scholarly articles on electronic literature. Here are the keywords for the issue.
Key words: playable literature, aesthetics of bookishness, Jessica Pressman, Liberacy, Jim Andrews, Benjamin Ortiz Moreno, Nick Montfort, digital humanities, author-programmer, text-machines, expressive processing, creative computing, poetry generators, remix, demoscene, Oulipo, constraints, tactical media, copyleft, free software, text-minig, DHTML, e-poetry, sign language, poetry, literature, Polish Sign Language, tradition, discourse of face, anthropology of face, cinematic face, mediatization, culture studies, neoliberalism, monoculture, mediation, freedom, consumption, designer drugs, agency, materialism, biopolitics, posthumanism, intersectionality, subjectivity, sex, race, feminism