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Beyond Pages. From Visual to Digital Poetry in Japan [German]
Despite the relative absence of Japanese contributors to the discourse of digital poetry, Friedrich W. Block discusses some poetic examples of language art within the digital media. Created between 1992 and 2002, these works prove once again that digital art and poetry are dependent on concepts which have developed in the aesthetic program of experimental writing since the 1950s.
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2004/1-Block.htm

Concreativity Between Regional and Global Computer Net Work [German]
Peter Purg explores different net-projects with respect to their specific modes of inter- and intrapersonal creativity. He finds important gradations and synergies between direct (accompanied by the machine) and indirect (mediated by the machine) creativity.
http://www.dichtung-digital.com/2004/1-Purg.htm

"Die Leiden des jungen Werther": The Book in Digital Media [German]
Andrea Nemedi analyses the role of canonized literature in digital media and the impact of digital media on setting and reception of such literature. Her example is Goethes famous novel "The Sorrows of the Young Werther" from 1774, which experiences a resurrection on CD-ROM, in an online archive, and as email-project.
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2004/1-Nemedi.htm

Four Axes of Rhetorical Convergence [English]
Anders Fagerjord presents a theoretical model of genre relations in multimedia applying the four axes Mode of Distribution (the balance of amount of material and time between authoring and reading); Mode of Restrictions (range and detail in space and time); Mode of Acquisition (the reading process required of the reader); and Mode of Signification (the particular combination of sign systems).
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2003/4-fagerjord.htm

Moving Text in Avantgarde Poetry [English]
What can be kinetic in the poetic text? How does the movement take place? Where does it take place? What is the result of the movement? What (or who) makes the text move? Teemu Ikonen classifies types of possible textual movement in poetry and traces the development of these types in different media with a special regard to Gary Hill's video art and Eduardo Kac's holopoetry and multimedia art.
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2003/4-ikonen.htm

Enter the Cut-up Matrix. Some Notes on Man and Machines in the (Swedish) 1960’s [English]
Jonas Ingvarsson's essay focusses on works of Swedish prose fiction from the 1960-70's and raises questions concerning the artificial subject, along with discussions of game theory and automation. His main object of study are Torsten Ekbom's "strategic model theatre" Spelmatriser för Operation Albatross from 1966 portraying "human" subjects being produced by machines.
http://www.dichtung-digital.org/2003/4-ingvarsson.htm