We’ve considered quite a bit during our class time questions of personal interaction with a piece. Especially the idea that if a piece is not thoroughly interactive—or at least slightly interactive—it may not be taking full advantage of the format for which it was “written.”
For today, we read some pieces that were more interactive, such as J. R. Carpenter’s The Cape. However, the interactivity may or may not have been adding to the piece in its quality, meaning and communication.
Today, I’d like you to interact more fully with the question of just how interactive a piece of electronic literature should be for it to be considered an exemplary form of itself. Is interactivity even necessary?
[Thanks to Rachel for providing this week’s prompt. Don’t forget, by the way, to read Tory’s VBIR, which you can find in our shared Dropbox folder.]