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jihui presents Noah Wardrip-Fruin -- Friday 11/21, 7PM

jihui - Digital Salon presents
Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Friday, Nov 21, 2003 7 PM AT
Parsons Design Lab
55 West 13th Street, 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Live Webcast AT (http://agent.netart-init.org) starts 7pm EST.

Noah Wardrip-Fruin works at the border of creative writing and electronic art. He will talk about some of his projects from the last ten years, including The Impermanence Agent (a customizing web storyteller) and Screen (a fiction for VR Cave). These examples will be situated within a discussion of the larger field of electronic writing. This field has often been treated as synonymous with "hypertext" in a manner that is both overly limiting and incorrect as to the meaning of the word. While offering an alternative to these past conceptions, Wardrip-Fruin will also discuss more recent developments in ewriting, including the concept of "instrumental texts" - texts that readers play.

Noah Wardrip-Fruin is the lead editor of two recent books from MIT Press - The New Media Reader (with Nick Montfort, 2003) and First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game (with Pat Harrigan, forthcoming). He regularly presents work in art contexts, at conferences, and online. His work is discussed in books such as Digital Art (Thames and Hudson) and Information Arts (MIT Press). He is a director of the Electronic Literature Organization.

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