Gabriella Infinita

"In the introduction to this project, Colombian novelist and academic Jaime Alejandro Rodríguez describes the evolution of Gabriella Infinita from a non-linear novel (1995) to a hypernovel (1997) to a hypermedia novel. In its current iteration, Gabriella Infinita follows the pregnant, eponymous protagonist through a search for her missing boyfriend, Federico, in the mist of a siege on a building in urban Bogotá (by unknown assailants, in a hypothetical future). The hypernovel—divided into three parts titled 'Ruins,' 'Moving,' and 'Revelations'—contains text, images, audio, and video in a number of Flash-enabled fragments that immerse the reader in Gabriella's quest to locate the absent father of her child. Gabriella's movements in the story serve as an allegory for the reader's own experience of hypermedia objects and lexia. The reader also has the opportunity to contribute to the story in the form of a blog, thus engendering a series of fanfiction rewritings of the novel's complex resolutions, as well as variable riffs on the storyline and character development." -- 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.