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My Name Is Captain, Captain.

by Judd Morrissey & Lori Talley

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My Name Is Captain, Captain., the eagerly anticipated new hypertext by Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley, is now available.

My Name Is Captain, Captain. blew us away with its combination of stunning design and poetry of complexity and dimension. At a time when even the best hypertext, on or off the Web, often seems empty and superficial, Morrissey and Talley have used hypertext and motion graphics to create a subtle work of powerful emotional force. Sophisticated design and ingenious navigation complement gloriously animated text, resulting in poetry that's just the thing for a frantic time: quiet, reserved, intensely felt and always rewarding.

Praise for My Name Is Captain, Captain.:

"Taking verbal and visual metaphors from the early days of flight to the hypermedia skies of these early days of electronic literature, My Name Is Captain, Captain. is, even at the moment of its publication, a classic in its form. At times playful, at times somber, My Name Is Captain, Captain. is, at all points of the compass, a compelling and intriguing read." -Robert Coover, Brown University

"Cool, intricate abstraction—a cerebral experience analogous to listening to a piece of highly experimental music, only with your eyes." -- Lance Olsen

"The Very Essence of Poetry....My name is Captain, Captain. merges writing and design, text and image into the fused shape of intersecting circles. The poem makes manifests the act of reading between the lines of a compass, the notations and pauses of Morse code, the words and images of poetry ....Meet My name is Captain, Captain. , electronic literature which, in focusing on the work as "literature," foregrounds the "electronic" as a space for future literary work and study. -- Jessica Pressman, Iowa Review

"You don't need to know Morse code to enjoy the genius in this triumph of literary design. With their flirtatious interface, Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley have built more than a poem -- they've built a pioneering poetics based on animation, recombination, and exploration. Messages read like broken radio communications of early women aviationists. Language harmonizes literary forebears Gertrude Stein and Keith Waldrop with their estranged heirs' electroacoustic music and Chicago math rock. Sound (it's all in your head) supplies the coordinates for lost flights. My Name is Captain, Captain. might make dit dah dit dah a household word." -Bobby Rabyd, author of Sunshine '69
My Name Is Captain, Captain
$24.95 (CD for Windows or Macintosh)

Judd Morrissey is a writer and developer of digital literature. He received his MFA from Brown University. His work has been widely and internationally exhibited and it has been reviewed in The New York Times and The New Republic.

Lori Talley holds a BA in experimental music from Bard College, where she worked with composer and theorist Benjamin Boretz. She earned her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Talley's work in electronic literature and composition is widely recognized and has been included in several international exhibitions including ISEA97, P0es1s: International Exhibition of Digital Poetry, and DAC2001. Talley teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

My Name Is Captain, Captain
$24.95 (CD for Windows or Macintosh)

My Name Is Captain, Captain.
by Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley
Eastgate Systems
ISBN 1-884511-41-4
(CD for Windows and Macintosh)

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