September 7, 2004

Regime Change

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 1:43 pm

I’ve been talking quite a bit recently (e.g., in the Dichtung Digital interview) about the idea of playing (with) text — specifically, about textual play that operates via logics that are more linguistic than they are graphical. Not detecting collisions with graphical words, but, for example, interactively moving along chains of words that exist in bodies of text.

My first experiment in this direction — conceived and created with collaborators Brion Moss, David Durand, and Elaine Froehlich — has just been released. Regime Change is the first of two “textual instruments” that were commissioned by Turbulence. We’ll be releasing the second, News Reader, later this month.