The Hand & the Page

In the Digital Age

Amaranth Borsuk

@amaranthborsuk

amaranthborsuk.com

Handiwork

Between Page and Screen

Whispering Galleries

Amaranth Borsuk & Brad Bouse

amaranthborsuk.com

whisperinggalleries.com

Erasure Poetry

Tom Phillips' A Humument

Ronald Johnson's Radi Os

Jen Bervin's Nets

Jonathan Safran Foer's  Tree of Codes

JavaScript Bookmarklet

Based on Nick Montfort's reimplementation of Alison Knowles & James Tenney's

House of Dust


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<!--
A House of Dust reimplementation
copyright (c) 2014 Nick Montfort <nickm@nickm.com>
based on a 1967 program by Alison Knowles and James Tenney

Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any
purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES
WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY
SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN
ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR
IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.

Updated 10 March 2015 to remove a duplicate value in "place".
-->
<script type="text/javascript">

var t = 0,
material = ['POEMS', 'RECIPES', 'CUT-OUTS', 'TWEETS', 'STORIES', 'IDEOGRAMS', 'DIAGRAMS'],
place = ['IN PRIMARY COLORS', WITHOUT A COVER', 'IN DOS-A-DOS', 'IN PAPIER-MACHE'],
light_source = ['PAGES', 'DUST', 'SAND', 'MIRROR NEURONS', 'DISCARDED NEWSPAPER'],
inhabitants = ['STARLIGHT', 'FLIGHTLESS BIRDS', 'ROBOTS', 'BENETTON MODELS'];

function rand_range(maximum) {
    "use strict";
    return Math.floor(Math.random() * (maximum + 1));
}
function choose(array) {
    "use strict";
    return array[rand_range(array.length - 1)];
}
function stanza() {
    "use strict";
    return 'A BOOK OF ' + choose(material) + '<br \>
      ' + choose(place) + '<br \>
            MADE FROM ' + choose(light_source) + '<br \>
                  READ BY ' + choose(inhabitants);
}
function litany() {
    "use strict";
    var last, text, main = document.getElementById('main');
    if (8 > t) {
        t += 1;
    } else {
        main.removeChild(document.getElementById('main').firstChild);
    }
    last = document.createElement('div');
    last.innerHTML = stanza();
    main.appendChild(last);
}
function produce_litany() {
    "use strict";
    litany();
    setInterval(litany, 5000);
}

</script>

Abra

An Expanded Artist's Book

With Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher

"Expanded Artists' Books utilize the rich capabilities of the tablet platform to imagine new forms that a book might take, such as exploring how interactivity challenges the traditional closure of text or the performance of time."

Abra App

Electronic Literature

(or e-lit)

Amaranth Borsuk: The Hand and the Page

By Amaranth Borsuk

Amaranth Borsuk: The Hand and the Page

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