Keyword: Text

Resources

New Interfaces for Textual Expression / Allison Parrish

„New Interfaces for Textual Expression is a series of devices intended to create and manipulate text. Analogous to contemporary work in the field of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), New Interfaces for Textual Expression are intuitive but not literal: they map gestures not to characters (as with conventional writing devices, such as the keyboard and the pen), but to broader manipulations of language and layout. The devices suggest new syntaxes for composing, reading, and performing text.“

http://www.decontextualize.com/projects/nite/

Automatic.ink

„Automatic.ink is a platform for algorithmic literature. Automatic.ink was designed around the following question : “What would an algorithmic literary writing tool look like?” … Many excellent “e-lit” tools, languages and libraries already exist for algorithmic literature (cf. Twine, RiTa, Fungus, …). Many of these tools, however, do not focus on the writing act, and require using development tools during the actual process of writing. … For the Automatic.ink platform, we instead focused on a writing tool that a poet might find compelling, and would therefore evolve out of an interface dedicated to the modular written word. As the research project evolved, our goal slowly evolved into a writing tool for text-based algorithmic literature, associated with a “programming language for poets” named AutomaticWriting<>.“

http://automatic.ink

The Readers Project

„The Readers Project is a collection of distributed, performative, quasi-autonomous poetic ‚readers‘ — active, procedural entities with distinct reading behaviors and strategies. […] Each reader follows traces of linguistic and poetic structure — symbolic idealities — that define their specific focus of attention. Since the their behaviors are derived from a necessarily partial, aesthetically implicated analysis of human reading, they explore and reveal certain contours and outlines of linguistic materiality’s ‚other dimensions‘, in work that we propose to be significant, affective, and literary.“

http://thereadersproject.org

CanonCat (1987) / Jef Raskin

A computer system with text-based interface and some ideosyncratic tweaks developed by Raskin aimed at high efficiency and convenience. He elaborates on his approach in his „Humane Interface“ book. Most notably the LEAP function, a way to quickly navigate around documents, that also introduced the dedicated LEAP buttons on the CanonCat’s keyboard.

CanonCat demo video
Promo video for the LEAP technology

Soylent

„Soylent is a crowd-powered interface: one that embeds workers from Mechanical Turk into Microsoft Word.“

http://projects.csail.mit.edu/soylent/

Text in N-Dimensions / Xiangjun Shi Trofimov (Shixie) & Anne Burdick

„The project aims to re-invent the traditional reading interface for digital humanity scholars based on Jerome McGann’s idea: a “dynamic space that can be organized in an indefinite number of perspectives.” The idea is that the reader will be able to „wander“ through a field of text content, and by taking different perspective to view this field of content, derive different threads of argumentation.“

http://www.shixie.org/project_ndtext.html

Bravo & Gypsy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo_(software)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsy_(software)

Hash / Glen Chiacchieri

Url animations with simple editor.

http://glench.com/hash/

BackStory / Floria Kräutli

Interactive tool/piece that visualizes editing processes on text archives (Wikipedia articles in this case).

projects.kraeutli.com/
www.icaphila.org/