Nightmare of the Inner Ear

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The Nightmare of the Inner Ear” is an unfinished piece, rough and abstract. One part is clearly a predecessor to the involuntary memory work I did later on, but this piece uses predetermined word exchanges without algorithmic appendages to shape the substitutions of words. I think the visual aesthetic was the most prominent aspect of this experiment overall. The language and text are not yet integrated enough. We showed this–and read from it (over it)–at the Reading Digital Literature Conference at Brown University (2007). Here is a video from the performance, with Roxanne Carter and I presenting first, then Aya Karpinska, then Linnea Ogden, then Justin Katko with an explosive finale:

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