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Stickers as a Literature-Distribution Platform

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dc.contributor.author Marecki, Piotr
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-19T19:49:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-19T19:49:44Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/92416
dc.description.abstract Contemporary experimental writing often directs its attention to its writing space, its medium, the material on which it is presented. Very often this medium is meaningful and becomes part of the work – the printed text transfered to another media context (for instance, into a traditional book) would become incomprehensible. Literature distributed on stickers is a form of writing that is divided into small fragments of texts (a type of constrained writing), physically scattered in different locations. One of the newest challenges in literature are books with augmented reality, AR, which examine the relation between the physical (the medium) and the virtual interaction. Sticker literature is a rather simple analog form of augmented reality literature. The stickers have QR codes or web addresses printed on them, so the viewer who reads/sees a random sticker in the public space can further explore the text online. The viewer can read other parts of the text on photographs (the photograph being another medium) of other stickers placed in different locations. The author will discuss the use of stickers throughout literary history, beginning with 20th century French Situationists, through different textual strategies applied by visual artists and ending with literary forms such as the sticker novel Implementation (2004) by Nick Montfort and Scott Rettberg or Stoberskiade (2013). The author shall try to explain why writers decide to use this form, how the text is distributed and received and how the city space is used in such projects. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries TROPE;14-02
dc.rights Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject fiction, literature, materiality, public space, Situationist International en_US
dc.title Stickers as a Literature-Distribution Platform en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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