Wittenoom

"Wittenoom" is an "award-winning responsive poem [that] focuses on the Australian ghost town Wittenoom, abandoned due to toxic dust caused by asbestos mining. Each of its nine parts focuses on an aspect of the abandoned town and consists of an image from Wittenoom, generally portraying urban decay, an brief looping instrumental audio track, links to other parts of the poem, a title for the section, and a text accessible through different responsive interfaces. A brief parenthetical help text near the bottom left corner of each screen provides encouragement that hints at the interface, promting readers to explore the interactivity and intuit its internal logic. The thematic focus and consistent visual design pull the work together, while the varied interfaces lead to new explorations of the spaces, together producing an experience both jarring and immersive." -- From I Love E-Poetry

1 COPY IN THE NEXT

The Jason Nelson Collection

An unpublished copy.

This copy was given to ELO by Jason Nelson in May of 2018. Preserved with Conifer by the Electronic Literature Lab. Copy media format: web.

ORIGINAL URL

http://www.secrettechnology.com/wittenoom/starthere.html