“Chemical Landscapes Digital Tales” by Edward Falco
In this collaborative work, Edward Falco writes a series of texts inspired by Mary Pinto’s photograms, and Will Stauffer-Norris designed the Flash hypertext that displays the texts over the photograms on a tight schedule. The “digital tales” point towards fiction, but they are really prose poems that contain elements of a narrative that a reader might put together from the stream-of-consciousness lyrical language of the texts. Since scheduling of the textual display only allows the reader a few seconds to read each text before they have to open it again, it reinforces the fragmented thought process of someone exploring a landscape, or series of landscapes. Allow yourself to lose yourself in these spaces and see what you find.
Featured in The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1.