Edward Picot
Since 2002
Works in Cranbrook United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO
Edward Picot lives in the UK with his wife and one daughter. He was born in 1958. He self-publishes works of hyperliterature and has written criticism for the P N Review (a UK-based literary print magazine), Slope and trAce. He has edited the first Slope Hyperliterature Issue (Spring 2003). His website is at http://www.edwardpicot.com
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EVENT

The Puzzle Box, Chapter 2


Dates:
Tue Mar 04, 2008 00:00 - Tue Mar 04, 2008

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Chapter 2 of the slightly-interactive children's story is now online.

"She opened the lid. The inside of the box was divided into two halves, and each half contained cards. On the left hand side were red cards with yellow lettering on them, which said 'Help'; and on the right hand side were blue cards with red lettering on them, which said 'Clue'..."

Just what has happened to Dora's dad, exactly what is the present he left for her, and who is that strange boy who keeps appearing and disappearing so mysteriously? The second of 12 chapters.

- Edward Picot
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website


EVENT

The Puzzle Box


Dates:
Thu Feb 07, 2008 00:00 - Thu Feb 07, 2008

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"She went up the stairs to her Dad's room, just in time to see something terrible happen. Her Dad was sitting at his desk. To his left was the wall, and there was something black on it. At first Dora thought it must be a big spider; then that her Dad must have somehow splashed ink or black paint onto the wallpaper; but then she saw that it was moving and growing bigger..."

A mysterious boy, a mysterious box, and a mysterious black beetle. The first of 12 chapters.

http://www.edwardpicot.com/puzzlebox/

- Edward Picot
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website


DISCUSSION

Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird - complete!


It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow."

I have now finished recreating all thirteen sections of Wallace Stevens' famous poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" as short Flash animations; and I've also built a crab-apple-tree interface for the whole thing.

For readers who have been following this project since February, when it started, the new sections are numbers 3 ("Autumn winds"), 5 ("Inflections and innuendos"), 8 ("Noble accents") and 13 ("It was evening all afternoon").

http://www.edwardpicot.com/thirteenways/

- Edward Picot
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website

DISCUSSION

Yet another 3 ways of Looking at a Blackbird


A man and a woman
Are one.
A man a woman and a blackbird
Are one."

From a work in progress: three more short animations, based on sections of Wallace Stevens' famous poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird", are now online. The first three were completed in February, the second batch in April, and there should be more to come a bit later in the year.

http://www.edwardpicot.com/blackbird/

Also available, if you visit my home page, is a one-off song/video entitled "Train Coming".

- Edward Picot
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website

DISCUSSION

Twice-told Tales - The Hyperliterature Exchange, May 07


New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for May 2007: a review of 'Croatian Tales of Long Ago, Part Two', edited by Helena Bulaja; written by Ivana Brlie Mazuranic; and animated by Edgar Beals, Mirek Nisenbaum, Laurence Arcadia and Helena Bulaja.

"Every animation on this CD is worth seeing for its own sake; but when they are viewed in conjunction with the original Tales, and the background information about Mazuranic herself, then a much more rich and complex picture emerges..."

To read the whole review, go to http://www.hyperex.co.uk/reviewcrotales2.php .

The Hyperliterature Exchange is an online directory and review of new media literature for sale on the Web. More than 120 works are now listed. Please visit and browse at http://hyperex.co.uk .

- Edward Picot
personal website - http://edwardpicot.com