[artinfo] Art and eText - eText as Digital Art or Activism!?

gh mail_box at gmx.net
Sat Sep 17 05:33:47 CEST 2005

As I just recently started an etext wiki 
(http://www.literature.at/elib/www/wiki/) I wanted to add a
part, where artists and activists can play around with etxt. It can 
be any form of online interaction,
political, artistic or other.

Do you have any further suggestions on projects ? How can we alter 
static text? What can we create? I
would love to hear about your ideas about text. Below are some of my 
own questions and project ideas.
Besides there is a list of some projects on the net to inspire your 

Here are some questions about text:

*Impact of text based virtual realities on society
*form vs content
*democracy as a text-based concept
*text in communication with all senses

I thought about some projects:

*Plugin which lets you leave comments and propose alternative txt
*Inter-Book-Linking - Hop from book2book
*An Eliza-Bot which cites Authors
*Official Document Mosaic
*Mix of different News-Pages
*Random etext Generator
*ASCII-Art - Pictures for the Story

Some eText Art/Activism/Theory Sites:

-- Textz.com (http://textz.com/ , In corporate terms they are the 
evil Project Gutenberg - Boing Boing, Los Angeles) --

-- 200ok.de (http://www.200ok.de/ , Alternative txt based Art-Interface)--

-- ELO.org (http://www.eliterature.org/ , literature in electronic media)--

-- HyperTxt 
(http://www.eliterature.org/state/papers/paper-RasmussenE.shtml , 
differences between cyber and printed literature)--

-- WritingSystem (http://alphabet.tmema.org/ evolve writing systems 
of imaginary civilizations)--

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