This lecture aims to be an introduction to electronic literature practices. During the lecture and workshop, We construct e-lit concept by regarding the cultural context from historical examples coming from the book history, print literature and visual arts Also We review and analyze artworks coming, mostly, from the e-lit collections (I,2,3) Mapas Oniricos (Oniric Maps) is a workshop that explore dreams thought digital narratives using UX wireframing technique and Twine tool to do it. This session of Oniric Maps was developed by the obscure and probably sinister character of “Espectrito” . 😉
Thanks Pieter Bloome and my KASK classmates , for this great experience and invitation. My special gratitude to Scott Rettberg for his attentions and for sharing his book “Electronic literature” A lot of this class was based on his book. And sure , thanks Nick Montfort for sharing his time .
I have been getting tons of fun by doing this project that hopefully ends in a everyday life visual narrative of strangers and in a posible social intergration tool between unknown people
How does it works ?
I have printed 21 letters named “Solicitude to hang around”. This solicitude is given to strangers on the street based in an array of rules previously designed by a super exclusive algorithm and unconscious process
This is an example of the letter
Dear stranger project
HANG AROUND SOLICITUDE,
My name is Vinicius Marquet, I am from Mexico City. Nowadays, I am artist in residence in the digital narratives program at KASK . This Hang around solicitude aims to meet people as part of my visual communication research and social integration program.
During the next days, I would like to hang around with you and take pictures about your daily life. I ll go wherever you invite me to go as part of your daily activities and habits. We can start as soon as you finish reading this letter. Or at any other moment ,we both agree. Your participation on this project ends, when you explicit communicate it to me "stop the session or project". Also it is possible to arrange different sessions.
It is not a coincidence you have this solicitude in your hands. Your were selected by an exclusive algorithmic and unconscious process. The result of this complex method is the list bellow.
Surely, your unique characteristic as a stranger fit with one of the rules in the following array:
1.Anyone wearing a red scarf
2.A being walking with a dog
3.Some human using headphones
4.A stranger walking with a bike
5.A body showing off bare knees
6.Anybody showing bare shoulders
7.An unknown person holding an envelope.
8.A persona wearing a mask
9.A couple wearing the same color
10.Somebody wearing 70s like-fashion cloths
11.A mortal walking with the yellow sneakers
12. One who is using blue boots
13.An individual wearing stripes
14.Whoever is bringing a book
15.Some who with a white leather jacket
16.Is blue-haired smoker
17.A biped using cowboy boots
18.Golden earring shinning around
If you accept this solicitude you will be granted with a high quality picture from Dear Stranger project and a copy of your pictures.
Thanks in advance for your attention,
My best regards
My self, I still don’t know the future of the project. And I am working with a really sensitive material, the everyday life of people. Because of this, I ll not publish any material (photo and stories) until all letters are delivered. Then all material will be checked to see the posible creative outputs.
There are only two rules :
I will not print more letters: By this, I mean that each letter is counted. Each letter is a possible story, that can end in any moment during the process.
I will meet people and take pictures of their life as far as they let me do it. In the moment, they don’t want to continue in the project. Their contribution is done.
Solo existes si estas presente
Los ausentes Siempre Des existimos
I am happy to share this project published in Taper.
Taper is an online literary journal for computational poetry and literary art.
Each issue is edited by a collective.
This second issue, was curated by Sebastian Bartlett, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Angela Chang, Judy Heflin, and Rachel Paige Thompson.
A constraint was established: The core part of each poem — the HTML on the page after the header — could be no more than a tiny 2KB, 2048 ASCII characters.
Some how it was about Two, 2, or tú
“Duality” or “two” implies a border between identities, a difference from the unity and a recognizable distention with the otherness. “Entre dos lenguas / Between two tongues” understands language as a unique and natural border between humans. It explores the semiotics of the word “two” coming from an array of 48 different languages, its mathematical representation as the number “2”, and the user interaction as another layer of language. As the poem advances, it mutates the structure of the sentences. The poem’s last screen shows a graphical division done as consequence of the constant interaction. Does “dos” equal “two” ? Maybe. It could be, if we present the same symbol. But it doesn’t matter if we don’t experience language between each other .
So, What happens “Entre dos lenguas” ? Maybe, it is an act of love, a willing to understand and communicate the other. Or it just dosn’t happens.
Language is the border.