Brandon 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 and poetry constructed and disseminated within the limitations of WWW advertising.  His classes, projects and writing are catalogued at his website

About this work:

"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"


Brian Kim Stefans's "The Dreamlife of Letters"

Michael 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











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