Will this be my last blog post? I do not think so, I have been fond of writing about a topic every other week or so. I still have one more post I have to write, as I am one short from ten written. I will probably write more in the future, but not weekly, maybe once a month or something like that.
Electronic Literature Collection!
One of the activities this blogpost is going to cover is one piece of electronic literature from the ELC.
When I first browsed through ELC volume 1, the piece that caught my attention was, Star Wars, one letter at a time. I am a big fan of the whole Star Wars universe. I have watched all the movies a dozen times and played most of the games, my favorite being Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. I even celebrated fourth of May, known as Star Wars Day, from a pun on the well-known quote “May the force (fourth) be with you”.
I enjoyed this piece, even though I think I would have gone mad if I stayed until the end. This piece literally writes Star Wars episode IV one letter at a time. You can hear the sound of a typewriter making its distinct sound effects. The piece does not require any actions from the user, other than listening on the sound effects and reading of course.
I made a Twitter Bot!
It is always fun to learn something new, and now I have learned how to make a Twitter bot. The twitter handle is @A_Haiku_bot, and as the name suggests it creates Haiku poems. If I did it correctly it should create one random poem every six hours, if you don’t count the first one, which was a test.
It was really simple thanks to the great tutorial made by Zach Whalen.
I have made more Digital Art!
After Constucker showed me the ropes around Photoshop I have been enjoying just fooling around with the program, figuring out what I can create from nothing.