May 4, 2007
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Bayeaux, Animated

David Newton's extraordinary school project takes a tracking shot of the Bayeaux Tapestry and adds a little bit of animation and appropriated soundtrack. Wow. Thanks, Eric!

Observe how many ways this could have gone wrong and turned into a completely tasteless or juvenile exercise. And notice, too, that Newton carries through. Often, school projects start with elaborate care but peter out as deadlines loom or as the work becomes work.

Jill has been live-blogging superbly from the so-called "future of electronic literature" conference, where (if I understand correctly) Kate Hayles has been advancing her argument for literary studies to embrace "artworks that interrogates the contexts, histories, and productions of literature" even though the message is not really carried in words.