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Title: The Battle of Poetry against Itself: On Jim Andrews's Digital Poetry
Authors: Portela, Manuel 
Keywords: Jim Andrews; digital poetry; cybertext; electronic literature; textual instrument
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Anglísticos da Universidade de Lisboa
Series/Report no.: III
Serial title, monograph or event: Anglo Saxonica
Volume: 2
Place of publication or event: Lisboa
Abstract: Jim Andrews, a Canadian artist and programmer based in Victoria, British Columbia, has been developing new digital web-based forms and genres since 1995. His works investigate computer programming code as an expressive means for integrating image, sound, and word. In this article I look at the electronic poetry of Jim Andrews as a reflection upon the materiality of digital media and also as an exploration of the World Wide Web as writing and reading space. Jim Andrews’s digital poetics transforms interactive, kinetic and multimedia features of digital literacy into poetical tropes. Feedback loops between reader’s interventions and textual displays highlight the co-dependence between the poem as algorithmic machine and the interpretative operations of reading as part of the signifying field. The selected cybertexts are analysed as models for semiotic and interpretive processes.
ISSN: 0873-0628
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FLUC Secção de Estudos Anglo-Americanos - Artigos em Revistas Nacionais

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