Along The Briny Beach

"J. R. Carpenter is an artist, writer, researcher, performer and maker of maps, zines, books, critical essays and digital literature. J.R. Carpenter's variant of Taroko Gorge relies far more on motion than the original poem, complementing the text generation with several JavaScript-driven waves of text and images that create the feeling of a beach while providing additional elements of narrative that often scroll by quickly, eluding simple reading and leaving behind only their impressions. Some of the text is generated using the same color as the background (an appropriately sandy yellow) and thus can only be read when the reader engages with moving mouse-responsive images to reveal their contents. The many moving and generated elements create a fragmented scene, with the primary poem building a menacing feeling of a dangerous ocean while quotations from texts as varied as Lewis Carroll's The Walrus and the Carpenter and Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle complete the scene." -- From Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3


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.