7 Matching Annotations
  1. Nov 2015
    1. Essence (the degree to which your port captures the source’s essence, however you define that)

      With porting, it could be very difficult to maintain the work's essence or original feel. Sometimes, it's very hard to make everything work like it originally did, software limitations might stop some of the original functions from working properly depending on many factors. If anyone can manage to port something that feels close to the original, I believe they can feel very proud for that.

  2. Oct 2015
    1. Hypertext fiction is characterised by networked nodes of text making up a fictional story. There are often several options in each node of where the reader can go next. Unlike traditional fiction, the reader is not constrained by reading the fiction from start to end, depending on the choices they make.

      This type of fiction is also implemented in video games as well. This type of fiction makes a very good use of hypertext because the hypertext serves as the transition from one scene of the story to the next.

    1. The hypertext pages are interconnected by hyperlinks, typically activated by a mouse click, keypress sequence or by touching the screen. Apart from text, hypertext is sometimes used to describe tables, images and other presentational content forms with hyperlinks.

      This is basically the definition of how the internet works. Makes us realize how practical and convenient hypertexts are when it comes to navigating the internet.

    1. "The great thing," as one young writer, Alvin Lu, put it in an on-line class essay, is "the degree to which narrative is completely destructed into its constituent bits. Bits of information convey knowledge, but the juxtaposition of bits creates narrative. The emphasis of a hypertext (narrative) should be the degree to which the reader is given power, not to read, but to organize the texts made available to her. Anyone can read, but not everyone has sophisticated methods of organization made available to them."

      In hypertext you can visit any piece of the work in any order giving the reader power to organize it in which ever way he/she wants. This might give the work itself a whole new meaning!

    1. long before hindsight, to have nothing to do with literature or digital technology, not to mention graphic design, information architecture, film/photography, and video games, all of which at times seem to be relevant discourses.

      In the past, other forms of electronic media such as video games that were not given credit as a literary value are now being accredited. This article states that most things being presented in electronic media have some sort of literary value.

    1. we lack a reliable way of filtering out current uses of “electronic literature” that do not refer to literary works using computation.

      The definition for this term has evolved and changed over time. The original definition was different until works of fiction through digital medium became popular. The author claims that the term "e-lit" is too broad and has changed meaning over time to the point where the original definition is not recognized as it should.

    1. Interactive fiction

      Interactive fiction seems interesting. It sounds like it makes you feel like you are part of what is happening in the story. The story telling you the decision is yours.