"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.