June 26, 2004

Screen online

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 3:11 pm

New media artworks that aren’t digitally distributable are near-invisible until they have good, accessible documentation. Screen — a collaborative project I helped create in Brown’s virtual reality “Cave” — just became visible today.

Now, in addition to the interview mentioned by Nick, the feature at The Iowa Review Web includes both a Screen overview video and a document of the entire piece. Michelle Higa‘s work on the second of these is so artful that I think of it as a single-channel video artwork in its own right, rather than simply documentation.

I believe Screen also has the distinction of being the first work of electronic writing to contain text from novelist (and long-time elit supporter) Robert Coover. It was an honor to collaborate with him.