American Ghosts

"'American Ghosts' by Alan Bigelow is a digital short story created in Flash. When the reader first enters the site he or she hears faint spoken words with loud, bellowing noises that create a sense of paranormal activity." -- Electronic Literature Directory

"'American Ghosts' is an audio/video exploration of historical American icons. . . . The artist's witty update of these old American icons is fascinating and innovative, both in concept and delivery." -- From The New River Journal

"This multimedia work contains monologues from present day 'incarnations' of five American historical figures: Paul Revere, Betsy Ross, George Washington, Deborah Samson, and Thomas Paine. Each video shows a close up shot of a portion of the person’s body, accompanied by hip background music and a recording of a verbal performance, while beneath the video window, the words of the poem scroll from left to right in news-ticker fashion. The final piece . . . comes after experiencing all the texts and the visual mashup comes across as the voices join in a kind of mixed chorus." -- From Leonardo Flores, I Love E-Poetry

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The New River

An unpublished copy.

Amanda Hodes transferred the files for this copy to Dene Grigar in June 2022.

COPY MEDIA FORMAT

Web

ORIGINAL URL

https://thenewriver.us/wp-content/old-archives/newriver/07Spring/bigelow/americanghosts.html

The Alan Bigelow Collection

Published in 2006 by Bigelow, Alan.

Alan Bigelow gave this copy of the work to the Electronic Literature Lab in Fall 2019.

PUBLICATION TYPE

E-lit Object

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Web

ORIGINAL URL

https://webyarns.com/ghosts/ghosts.html