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Traversal of Stephanie Strickland's "True North"
Video clips of the Live Stream Traversal of Stephanie Strickland's "True North"
Stephanie Strickland's Traversal of True North took place on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the updated video and sound studio associated with the Electronic Literature Lab at Washington State University Vancouver. The Traversal was held on Tuesday instead of Friday because Strickland also planned to attend the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference that was scheduled at the same time. Because she is more comfortable with PCs, we used the CD-ROM version of True North on the Compaq computer. She also wanted to perform parts of the web poem version of "To Be Here as Stone Is," so we set up the G4 iMac (aka the "Lampshade" Mac) for it. Though an audience was present in the room during the event, the Traversal was also live-streamed on YouTube to an online audience.
Traversal of Stephanie Strickland's True North, Introduction
The Traversal of Stephanie Strickland's True North was performed on the campus of Washington State University Vancouver. The event was live-streamed on YouTube using the Pathfinders eLit channel. Audiences participated in the Traversal and the following Q&A session using the YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and in person in the audience in the Move Lab. The video clip captures the pre-show before showing the Traversal trailer.
Traversal of Stephanie Strickland's True North, Part 1
This video clip starts off with Stephanie Strickland introducing the live Traversal of her work True North. She goes on to share the six ways she describes the publication at the time of its hypertext publication. One: True North comes in three forms: a print book, a hypertext, and a poem. Two: The hypertext form allows not only for a full range, but for a constantly renewed structure of proximity. Three: True North allows voices to speak to each other across vast gaps. Four: True North explores the pressure of language practice puts on women’s bodies. Five: True North rings the changes into images/themes. Strickland also explains how she came to write True North.