Tuesday, December 16, 2008

poe poe poe

and done done done! what a semester! this is my final project for Poe & the new media, taught by Dr. Harrison.

"The Masque of the Red Death": Remediation in three parts

and thank you PSV for the most amazing soundtrack!

Friday, December 5, 2008

really big dover elevator at Purdue

ok, now it's definitely procrastination...

elevators on YouTube

is this procrastination or research???

this one is an Otis.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

elevator photo album

Some elevators for the documentary book (coming soon). More photos also coming soon. Seattle elevators by Heather Robison. :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

flash-back or back-then flash

Writing about elevators and Bruce Nauman's Going Around the Corner Piece has me thinking about where we're going (technology-wise) and where we've been (also, admittedly, procrastinating). I stumbled upon this--my very first Flash piece EVER and also the artist statement I wrote to go with it (3 years ago!), back when I was first discovering hypertext. What's interesting is that it's very similar (though not as good) to some of the final projects my students are currently composing. The Flash work is obviously not fantastic but, for me, there's still something charming (and nostalgic) about it. What's funny, too, is that what's crammed into this little poem are bits and pieces of what's still inspiring me today.

So here's a little end-of-semester flashback to Subatomic Love Song (there are rollovers!)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

friends in cool places

Thank you heather heather!

My wonderful friends heather and peter took a field trip to the
Seattle public library to snap some pictures of this elevator!
Isn't it great?

Monday, October 20, 2008

all about elevators

I can't believe it's October already. Not just that, but the middle of October now. Seems the dissertation is all about elevators. I also changed my documentary project to a print collection of elevator photos mixed with history, theory, and creative text. I'll start posting elevator photos soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I heart the LHC

Here's to successful particle acceleration...

Monday, August 11, 2008

the end of summer

or almost. my summer projects for summer hypermedia and new (sub)domain can be found at she was all like...
I also updated my website though it still needs (lots of) work before e-portfolio time.
it seems fall is in the air. as is my dissertation proposal...
see you all in a week.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Intentional Fallacy

Collaborative MATX 604 project by Jenn Figg, Jen Smith, Sean Stewart, Kristine Trever, and Melinda White.

Starring Justin Lowenhagen, with Erin Dabrowski and Jon White.

Original score by Patrick Scott Vickers.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


A video of a man trapped in an elevator for 40 hours in 1999 from the New Yorker. Thank you Patrick. The essay, the lives of elevators is also worth reading. Particularly if you happen to have a slight case of elevator ocd lately. Maybe that's just me. I think it probably is.


Back to Dada and pomo lit. *sigh*

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Fionn Regan

"Put a Penny in the Slot" by Fionn Regan. "Be Good or Be Gone" is a very cool video too (and there's an elevator in it). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj66XgK3NvE&feature=related

Movie ideas for tonight maybe... or just me procrastinating the Laocoon.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

... and elevators

So another idea I had started with an idea for a short story and morphed into a life-like elevator where images are projected on the walls when various buttons are pushed (maybe I just have a thing for buttons?). This may be a more feasible project for 604 as I could control the numbers of floors (again, thanks Katie!). Eventually, I would like to create the entire thing but for now perhaps construct a mock-up of the button-panel (time permitting). At the very least, the story in new media form, with an elevator interface. hmmmm.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


I have always been obsessed with typewriters. The idea I had initially (with regards to the one listed for 604) was to create a new media collection using an image of a typewriter as the interface/navigation menu.
After talking to Katie I realized my thinking was restricted (by my lack of technological skills) to a computer, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. What if, she asked, I were to wire an actual typewriter (this is a picture of mine) to a screen? Each key could trigger a different short work of images, text, video, art, some combination of these. Now that I can imagine it "out of my comfort zone" I also see a projector, a gallery. You think I've been hanging out with artists too long? Of course, I still have NO CLUE how I would pull this off. But I think I may work on the new media part of the project during the lab. I think it would be cool too if the (w)reader could type words as they clicked on the letters/numbers. Any thoughts?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


hyperrhiz: new media cultures has a new issue available online. I think I may have posted a call for submissions for them or e-mailed it or something. But the ELO sends them out. And they take submissions of new media literature and art. Maybe a good place to send all the brilliant work we're going to make in the lab this semester (whoohooo!). There is also a link for a new journal for teachers of electronic literature if anyone (besides me) is interested.

And hey... welcome back! Does anyone else feel like we are already knee-deep in this new semester? Or diving in head-first? Or already in over our heads? That's probably just me...