Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Academicus Interruptus

In the work interrupt, the folks behind Glorious Ninth perform a very smart, ambient overwriting of the online academic paper.

There are a few fictional books like David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves, and the book entitled Book where the footnotes take over the central text in an epic battle of relevancy and presence. How would a work like "interrupt" perform the same function as these literary texts but in the context of media literacy?

(That's not an assignment, and certainly doesn't require a paper with footnotes to address it. It's just a question that may be part of of an overall investigation about the forms of new media art and writing that intervene in the cultural playing field.)

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