December 18, 2004
Once again, there’s a new section of First Person live at electronic book review. The essays in this section (The Pixel / The Line) are all by artists who create texts for computational media that behave radically differently from texts on the printed page. They explore the relationship between text and image, the meaning of the “digital,” and the new bodily relationships with text that can be created with new media. The section includes:
- John Cayley’s essay, Literal Art: Neither Lines nor Pixels but Letters (with responses from Nick Montfort and Johanna Drucker)
- Camille Utterback’s Unusual Positions — Embodied Interaction with Symbolic Spaces (with responses from Adrianne Wortzel and Matt Gorbet), and
- Bill Seaman’s Approaches to Interactive Text and Recombinant Poetics — Media-Element Field Explorations (with responses from Jill Walker and Diane Gromala).
Also, there are two new reviews of First Person at The Iowa Review Web. In order to free you up for more critical forms of reading, I’ve selected the snippet of each review most appropriate for book jacket copy (or movie poster blurbage). Andrew Baerg calls First Person “an excellent collection of thought-provoking essays” — while Brian Croxall deems it “a fascinating examination of a rapidly expanding field.” These reviewers particularly consider a number of essays, including those of fellow bloggers like Jesper Juul and GTxA’s own Michael Mateas.