The inclusion of the social media component to the Live Stream Traversal had become, by time of Thomas M. Disch's AMNESIA, systematic. The undergraduate researchers had notes from Grigar's research on hand to feed content into the social media conversations. They also took photographs, mixing in prepared research on the work and its criticism with observations, comments, and interactions with other participants. While Dodge performed the Traversal, Grigar moderated the live YouTube chat and later the question and answer session, documented in the videos on this page. After the event Nicholas Schiller prepared a Storify site to gather social media posts and screen captures of the YouTube Chat.
In order to foster a broad range of conversations through social media, we maintained three separate streams on Facebook : 1) the Pathfinders project site, entitled "elitpathfinders," with 245 followers, 2) the Electronic Literature Organization's page with over 1600 members, and 3) Grigar's own site. ELL Team members with a Facebook page also posted to their own sites.
Pathfinders announces the live traversal of Richard Holeton;s work "Figurski at Findhorn on Acid."
Pathfinders shares information regarding the first iteration of Richard Holeton's work "Streleski at Findhorn on Acid" in a Facebook post.
Pathfinders posts on Facebook that the number 3 is a common theme throughout Holeton's work.
Pathfinders posts a picture on Facebook of Richard Holeton preparing to toss a beach ball to the crowd.
Pathfinders posts on Facebook that Richard Holeton took about five years to complete "Figurski at Findhorn on Acid".
Similar to Facebook, we used three Twitter sites to stream our conversation: 1) Dene Grigar's own site that had over 2,800 followers, 2) Nicholas Schiller's site, with 2,200 followers and 3) ELL Team Member Veronica Whitney's site, with over 175 members. Whitney was in charge of posting and reposting on Twitter during the event. The hashtag we used was #elitpathfinders, as this hashtag has been used consistently through the project.
The Electronic Literature Lab tweeted that there are at least five versions of "Figurski at Findhorn on Acid", with the original one created in 1997 with Storyspace 1.3 for the macintosh.
The Electronic Literature Lab shared in a tweet that the story covers the period 1993 to December 2000, and that the work is structured in threes- 147 combinations within 3 groupings.
The Electronic Literature Lab tweeted that Richard Holeton tosses a beach ball to the crowd to determine which path to take through the work.
The Electronic Literature Lab tweeted that choosing random links in Holeton's hypertext can result in discovering unknown characters and places.
The Electronic Literature Lab tweeted an invitation for viewers to join the Q/A session of "Figurski at Findhorn on Acid".
The Electronic Literature Lab tweeted that if Holeton created his work in 2019, he would choose to make it in HTML rather than in Storyspace.
The Electronic Literature Lab tweeted Michael Joyce's phrase "the wave of returns", meaning that users hit the "return" key (rather than links) to navigate.
The Electronic Literature Lab announces the live traversal of Richard Holeton's work "Figurski at Findhorn on Acid" on Instagram.
This Instagram post announces the traversal going live, and provides a link to the YouTube video.
This Instagram post shares a link to Holeton's notes, history, and background about the author himself.
This Instagram post explains that there are at least five versions of Holeton's work, "Figurski at Findhorn on Acid".
This Instagram post is a photo of the various versions of "Figurski at Findhorn on Acid".
This Instagram post explains that the version of Figurski being shown in the traversal was published by Eastgate Systems in 2001.
This Instagram post highlights how Holeton's story is structured in threes: three characters, locations, and artifacts.
This Instagram post explains how Holeton throws a beach ball to his audience to determine the path of the story.
This Instagram post shares a quote by Michael Tratner regarding "Figurski at Findhorn on Acid".
This Instagram post explains how Streleski was the inspiration for Holeton's character Frank Figurski.
This Instagram post explains that the character Eugene Zanger (the cup flipper) was a real person with real talents.
This is an Instagram post describing Holeton's work "Figurski at Findhorn on Acid" as a farcical and comedic narrative, which helped it stand out among Eastgate's "serious" hypertexts.
This Instagram post invites people to view the live traversal and provides a link to the YouTube chat.
Here is the link to the Figurski Traversal chat
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