Barr is currently working toward his Ph.D. at the University of
Rochester in New York, where he teaches classes on digital technology,
poetry and composition. His research is currently focused on the
relations between 20th century avant-garde literature and technologies
of creation and dissemination, and it is particularly concerned with the
performative poetics of digital media. He is the founder of the
Banner Art Collective, which
collects net.art and poetry constructed and disseminated within the
limitations of WWW advertising. His classes, projects and writing are
catalogued at his website.
"This poem is a sort of travesty on the traditional notions of hypertext. Highlighted words, when pressed, change the poem by removing text from other areas of the work. New readings are created by removal instead of referral. It isn't animated, but it uses Flash to provide a controlled time-in-poem. The source file can be examined for further notes and marginalia."
Favorite works of hyperliterature:
John Cayley's "Book Unbound"
"The Dreamlife of Letters"
Joyce's "Twelve Blue"
Matthew Kirschenbaum's "Lucid Mapping and Codex Transformissions in the Z-Buffer"
The promotional game for the movie A.I.
On the Web: Brandon Barr homepage
New work on Slope: