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  1. Jun 2015
    1. other artists have approached electronic writing as a way to experiment with light versions of artificial intelligence (creating programs that themselves write “original” works of literature), as experimental graphic design and typography (finding a tradition in one of the great typographical experiments of the 20th century, Stephen Mallarme’s exquisite poem “Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard”), as a way to tweak the conventions of video games (which, in their more elaborate guises, such as “Red Dead Redemption,” can themselves be seen as works of literature), or as ways to play with the conventions of the web itself — “fake” websites, such as the notorious early works of the Yes Men, or significant one-off, “Blackness for Sale.”

      this seems to be an artistic break and a widening compared to the other definitions

    1. She is pointing out the limitations of Google's Ngram viewer and seems interested (based upon my quick glance at the rest of the essay) on trying to pinpoint when e-lit 'separated" itself from "traditional" lit and if that can be determined retro-actively.

    1. they cannot be experienced in any meaningful way without the mediation of an electronic device

      this created more clarification for me than any other definition but that might be because I am using the reference point of books as a way to see this, which I am starting to realize may not be the best way to view e-lit.

    1. "works with important literary aspects"

      I found that to be an interesting phrase, specifically the use of the word important. Still delving into the definition, it is beginning to seem as if some of this literature could also be classified as digital art