“@Tempspence” & “#tempspencepoets” by Mark Marino, Rob Wittig, et. al.

“Reality: Being @SpencerPratt” by Mark Marino and Rob Wittig

 

“Occupy MLA” by Mark C. Marino and Rob Wittig

Occupy MLA is back!

Screen capture of “Occupy MLA” by Mark C. Marino and Rob Wittig. Twitter cover is a picture of an empty journal with a big, red "O" on it. Twitter profile picture writes "occupy MLA," followed by a lengthy description of the twitter account.
Open “Occupy MLA” by Mark C. Marino and Rob Wittig

But don’t be alarmed just yet, since this resurgence of the controversial netprov, takes the shape of a published archive (linked to in this entry’s title). This documentation is exemplary, including a 3-minute introductory video, a link to an artists’ statement at The Chronicle of Higher Education (with a fascinating comment thread), an indexed and color-coded archive of the tweets, and an Excel file with the raw data from the four Twitter accounts that form the heart of this work. With this resource, you can read most of this timely performance that blurs the lines between fiction and reality, satire and activism, and virtual and embodied spaces.

Read more“Occupy MLA” by Mark C. Marino and Rob Wittig

“Living Will” by Mark Marino

Screen capture of "Living Will" by Mark Marino. A will is displayed with instructions. Text: "LIVING WILL / by E R Millhouse / LIVING WILL / You hold in your hands the Living Will & Testiment of E.R. Millhouse, making you the controlling executor/rix, beneficiary, and heir. / INHERITANCE / My daughter, Salomee / Bequests.......4 / Legal Fees........605 / Medical Fees.....160 / Ta........4 / DRXL........93 / POV.........Salomee"
Open “Living Will” by Mark Marino

This next generation hypertext fiction and game shortlisted for the 2012 New Media Writing Prize is a wonderful example of how contemporary HTML and JavaScript can bring in multiple nodes into the same page to produce a seamless new document— a testament to the paths taken by the reader. Powered by two JavaScript libraries, Undum and JQuery, this work uses a scoring system to reward and punish the choices made by the reader/player who controls a character in the story, presumably with the goal of getting the most money. All this, conceptually framed by the structure and language of a legal document— a last will and testament— provides a genre through which a deceased character with an aptly Victorian name, E. R. Millhouse, can address his living heirs.

Read more“Living Will” by Mark Marino

“The LA Flood Project” by Mark C. Marino

Screen capture from “The LA Flood Project” by Mark C. Marino. A screen capture of a search in Google maps. On the right side  there is the picture of the map via satellite and on the left there is a list of locations and a description of each. These locations are marked in the map with a blue pin. The text is hardly visible.
Open “The LA Flood Project” by Mark C. Marino

“a show of hands” by Mark C. Marino

Screen capture from "a show of hands" by Mark C. Marino. White background with black font.
Open “a show of hands” by Mark C. Marino

“The Ballad of Workstudy Seth” by Mark C. Marino

Screen shot from “The Ballad of Workstudy Seth” by Mark C. Marino. Gray background with black text. Text: “Marino haz resortd 2 idol threatz from othr peoplz fazebook & twittR accountz. VERY Agent Smith, but he cant stop the ONE: #workstudyseth… (ETC)”
Open “The Ballad of Workstudy Seth” by Mark C. Marino

“Labyrinth: The Rulebook Without Game” by Mark C. Marino

Screen capture of "Labyrinth: The Rulebook Without Game" by Mark C. Marino. An interface displays a role-playing narrative with many different user options. Text: "Geisten's Notes... Hints and Spoilers / Sim/Sim / Geisten Machina: Who is this rakish fellow? Invisible. Pervasive. / Purveying. / I rather like the sound of him. / Kind of a cagey computer counterspy, / John Cagey, no less. / Perhaps we will meet him soon..."
Open “Labyrinth: The Rulebook Without Game” by Mark C. Marino

“Stravinsky’s Muse” by Mark C. Marino

Screen shot from “Stravinsky’s Muse” by Mark C. Marino. Baby blue background. The text is in black and there is a circle in the middle with other circles inside and in different positions forming some sort of atom. There are words scattered all over the circle: “Her, Teacher, with, and, Platonic/friend, Agape, She”. There are also three squares with a text inside them. This squares are in 3 corners of the picture: Two on the above corners and one in the left corner, down. Text in the left, upper side: “Promenade:/ A call to/ dance.” Text in the left, lower side: “ ‘Dosido’ , Natasha/ said./ Avec moi? he asked./ Music was their/ vernacular. The/ language mattered/ little.” Text in the upper right corner: “Out of the/ corner of his/ eye as he/ spun he/ thought he/ spied her.”
Open “Stravinsky’s Muse” by Mark C. Marino

“What the Nightwoman Texted” by Mark Marino

Screen capture from "What the Nightwoman Texted" by Mark Marino. Image of a painted landscape with a few words scattered around the image. These words seem to blend in with the image of the landscape mainly due to their color scheme being almost identical to that of the landscape.
Open “What the Nightwoman Texted” by Mark Marino

Share the ♥.