Ask Me for the Moon

"John David Zuern's Ask Me For the Moon is a digital poem created in Adobe Flash using juxtaposed images, words, and sounds, to create the feeling of the labor behind the scenes at a Hawaii resort. The images and colors (black, white, and turquoise dominate) paint a picture of Waikiki that is emphasized in Zuern's notes on the piece, which observe that at the time the piece was made there was approximately one worker for every two and a half visitors to Waikiki. The text of the piece plays over the faded gray landscape of the island, while the moving pictures depict fragments of labor moving through like waves along the shore. The visual poetics serve as a poignant reminder of how much work is done at night, out of sight of the tourists who swarm the island." -- From Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One

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The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3

Published in 2016 by Electronic Literature Organization.

The ELO gave this copy of the work to the Electronic Literature Lab in 2018. Preserved with Ruffle.js by the Electronic Literature Lab in Summer 2021. Copy media format: web.

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Anthology

ORIGINAL URL

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~zuern/ask/

The Iowa Review Web

Published in 2005 by The Iowa Review Web in Volume 7, Issue 1.

This copy was given to the Electronic Literature Lab by Lynne Nugent at the Iowa Review in Summer 2016. Preserved with Ruffle.js by the Electronic Literature Lab. Copy media format: web.

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Journal

ORIGINAL URL

http://iowareview.uiowa.edu/TIRW/aug05/images/zorn.gif