Deep Surface

"Deep Surface is a textual instrument that plays with the metaphor of immersion. Starting with the irony of a U.S. government report that warned of 'reading at risk', Moulthrop creates an ingenious work born from a strange love affair between a reading machine and a free diving simulator. Deep Surface is a suggestive literary image based on a simple question: what would happen if the pages of a book, or rather, the so-called web-pages were made of a flexible fluid such as water, so that readers could dive gradually from the home page to the next and so on? Deep Surface is not just a narrative, because it is similar in structure and approach to a game, but you must enter the literary dimension to learn how to play, how to breathe, and therefore, to be able to keep reading." -- from Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2

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The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 2

Published in 2011 by Electronic Literature Organization.

The ELO gave this copy of the work to the Electronic Literature Lab in 2018. Preserved with Conifer by the Electronic Literature Lab.

PUBLICATION TYPE

Anthology

ORIGINAL URL

https://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/moulthrop_deepsurface.html