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dc.contributor.authorNelson, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-01T00:20:14Z
dc.date.available2019-04-01T00:20:14Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1106-1170
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101114
dc.description.abstractThe navigation, interaction with and exploration of digital content requires some form of interface. It is, in the simplest terms, the element connecting the human to the digital, an extension of the hand, eye, and ear. However, within digital poetry and writing, the interface is more than just a vehicle for content delivery. Instead, the interface is a critical literary component, as important to the creation and reading experience of a digital poem as the texts of words, images, sounds, animation, and code. Depending on the interface developed and how it is utilized, the digital poem changes shape, reconfigures meaning and becomes an interactive and responsive poetic/fictional creature. Since my first digital poem over a decade ago, interface has often functioned as the starting point, the generator of inspiration and driver of the creative process. This essay explores the role of interface in a number of my digital poems and fictions, explaining the origin and literary nature of particular interfaces. Additionally, it reflects on the methodologies for creating and mining code and software, as well as on the techniques needed to give birth to highly interactive and non-linear interfaces, such as game engines, infinite mo­saic generators, and other organic digitally created applications.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAristotle University of Thessaloniki
dc.publisher.urihttps://ejournals.lib.auth.gr/gramma/article/view/5408
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Theory and Criticism
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23
dc.subject.fieldofresearchElectronic Media Art
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLiterary Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2003
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2005
dc.titleWhat Is an Interface and Why Does a Digital Poet Care?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
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gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland College of Art
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright (c) 2016 Jason Nelson. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a licence identical to this one.
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