Poetry

Theme Listing

Living Liberia Fabric

The Living Liberia Fabric, initiated in affiliation with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia, is an interactive, web-based narrative supporting the goal of lasting peace after years of civil war (1979-2003). It links concerns for liberation, dignity, and the future with needs for cultural foundations, human rights, truth, and reconciliation. Our system is based in Liberia's culture and the specifics of the conflicts, hence representing our cultural computing perspective.

Background

The Final Report of the Republic of Liberia Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) states:

While Liberia has often been hailed as one of the only African nations never to be colonized, the historical facts are more complex. The settlements of repatriated Africans were in fact, governed by white American agents of the American Colonization Society for the first several years of their existence.

… the American Colonization Society, and later the fledgling Liberian government, was at war with various indigenous tribes over territory and trade routes throughout the 1800s. Liberia’s complex history created a 'state of contestation' which remains today a major source of conflict and disunity.

Associated Project: 
Living Liberia Fabric
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Interactive Narrative

Loss, Undersea

Loss, Undersea is an interactive narrative/multimedia semantics project by Fox Harrell in which a character moving through a standard workday encounters a world submerging into the depths -- a double-scope story of banal life blended with a fantastic Atlantean metaphor. As a user selects emotion-driven actions for the character to perform, the character transforms -- sea creature extensions protrude and calcify around him -- and poetic text narrating his loss of humanity and the human world undersea ensues.

 
You can download  the application here:
http://collection.eliterature.org/3/files/loss-undersea/LossUndersea-v1.0-mac.zip

 
References

“Loss, Undesea,” Electronic Literature Collection, Vol. 3. Stephanie Boluk, Leonardo Flores, Jacob Garbe, and Anastasia Salter, eds., Electronic Literature Organization. http://collection.eliterature.org/3

Associated Project: 
Loss, Undersea
Tags: 
Interactive Narrative
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