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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DISCUSSION

A Short History of Everything


A montage of text and images, remixed in Flash from Myron Turner's new media application/poem 'Timeline' ( http://www.mturner.org/Timeline/ ).

The entire history of everything, encompassed in eleven double-page spreads!

http://edwardpicot.com/shorthistoryindex.html

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

DISCUSSION

An Unimportant Story


My latest nonlinear story is about four people early one morning.

A father and his daughter make up a story together about a dragon and a goose. The father remembers a trip he has just made to London, to see an exhibition of Chinese art. Upstairs, the mother fantasises about men finding her attractive, but simultaneously worries that she may be seriously ill. The mother and the little girl go outside to catch the bus to school. An old professor who lives by the bus stop is remembering a curious incident from between the wars, but interrupts his reminiscences long enough to look out of his window and notice the mother and daughter waiting for the bus.

Nothing important happens. The four sections of the story can be read in any order.

http://edwardpicot.com/unimportantindex.html

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

DISCUSSION

From zine to screen


New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for May 2006: a discussion of the digital revolution's impact on the UK's small literary magazines in the UK, including Aesthetica, Birmingham Words, Incwriters and Route.

"What makes the digital revolution different from earlier technological advances is that it offers not just a handful of new possibilities - like the new font-faces and graphics which came in with electric typewriters and photocopying - but a bewildering array of them..."

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

MataData


How about breaking down the definition of any given work into a number of separate stages?

1.What are the file formats? HTML, XHTML, .swf, .mov, .mpg, .jpg, .gif etc., or combinations thereof.
2.Any additional information about viewing requirements: Windows-only, Mac-only, JavaScript required, popups used, etc.
3.Content: audio, animation, text, images, interactive elements, generative elements, etc.
4.Mode of presentation: CD, DVD, online, installation, via mobile phone, etc.
5.General description of the work, including genre: this would include the "folksonomy" terms such as "web.art" which may or may not mean anything ten years from now.
6.Maybe some technical information about how it was produced, ie. what coding language was used? I'm not sure if answers to this question are 100% implied by answers to questions 1 and 2.

- Edward Picot

DISCUSSION

Words of One Syllable


New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for February 2006: my review of "The Syllabary", a work-in-progress by Peter McCarey, which maps all the monosyllabic words in the English/Scottish language onto a huge grid, and will eventually include a short poem for every one of them.

"Whatever its merits or demerits as a piece of new media, The Syllabary undoubtedly succeeds as a piece of writing. The originality of its concept and the 'sound poem' of monosyllables would make it worth a visit by themselves: but what makes it worth going back to time after time is the unfailingly high quality of the little poems it contains..."

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