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

Reproof Reading - The Hyperliterature Exchange, May 2008


Dates:
Thu May 22, 2008 00:00 - Thu May 22, 2008

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New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for May 2008: a review of 'Le Reprobateur/The Reprover' by Francois Coulon.

"The central conceit of Le Reprobateur is the profession of Reprobateurs or Reprovers, whose practitioners hire themselves out to act as external consciences for their weaker-willed clients. They stand alongside those clients throughout their daily lives and silently disapprove of any immoral or self-indulgent behaviour on their part, thereby helping them to lose weight, stop overspending, work harder, keep their tempers, and so forth... Le Reprobateur... exudes selfconfidence, playfulness and humour; it attempts to do a lot of things at once, and by and large it succeeds in everything it attempts..."

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


DISCUSSION

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- Edward

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