March 18, 2010
A gloss to A [S]creed for Digital Fiction
Linus may be right, but sometimes all the eyeballs look the wrong way. Part of what makes networks so interesting is the ways in which they break, reroute, and disperse information (and not just link and gather it). So much digital literature, and its criticism, addresses the points at which the network breaks: transient texts, unreproducible experiences, and art at the margins. I’m confident your work will revel in these challenges, combating ‘digital Maoism’ and the seductive power of networks that shunt us only to safe, well-traveled places.