Rebooting Electronic Literature Volume 3: Documenting Pre-Web Born Digital MediaMain MenuIntroduction to Rebooting Electronic Literature, Volume 3Documentation of pre-web works of electronic literature from the library of the Electronic Literature LabMichael Joyce's "afternoon, a story"Documentation of Michael Joyce's "afternoon, a story"M. D. Coverley's "Califia"Documentation of M. D. Coverley's "Califia"Stuart Moulthrop's "Victory Garden"The chapter on Stuart Moulthrop's "Victory Garden"Megan Heyward's "of day, of night"Documentation of Megan Heyward's "of day, of night"Mark Bernstein's "Those Trojan Girls"Documentation of Mark Bernstein's "Those Trojan Girls"Authors' and Contributors' BiosThe bios of those who authored and produced Rebooting Electronic LiteratureDene Grigarae403ae38ea2a2cccdec0313e11579da14c92f28Nouspace Publications | Washington State University Vancouver
Traversal of M. D. Coverley’s “Califia” by Amber Strother, Part 1
12020-01-21T12:05:44-08:00Dene Grigarae403ae38ea2a2cccdec0313e11579da14c92f28361871This is video captures part 1 of the Traversal of M. D. Coverley’s hypertext novel, “Califia,” by Amber Strother, held at the Electronic Literature Lab at Washington State University in 2017.plain2020-01-21T12:05:44-08:00Vimeo2019-06-27T19:25:17video344915472Dene GrigarM. D. CoverleyCalifiaAmber StrotherElectronic LiteratureHypertext NovelTraversalElectronic Literature LabDene Grigarae403ae38ea2a2cccdec0313e11579da14c92f28
This Reader Traversal of M. D. Coverley's Califia by Amber Strother, a PhD Candidate in English, took place on Tuesday, March 14, 2016 in the Electronic Literature Lab at Washington State University Vancouver. She performed the work published on CD-ROM in 2000 by Eastgate Systems, Inc. using a Compaq PC running Windows 98.
Reader Traversal of M. D. Coverley's Califia, by Amber Strother, Part 1
Amber Strother begins her Traversal through M.D. Coverley’s Califia with the ocean scene with footprints. She clicks on the footprints and reads the poem on the screen, which invites her to join the character, Augusta, on her journey to find the treasure of Califia. Next, the four different journeys of north, south, east, and west are revealed, and Strother picks the journey south. Strother looks through the kitbag, and it tells her about each of the three characters––Augusta, Kaye, and Calvin––and their roles are during the journey. In Calvin’s kitbag, Strother can decide what to use and what to leave behind. She also gets the choice of either getting a full tour or going directly to the story. Strother picks the story, and among the three character’s paths, she chooses Kaye’s path.
Reader Traversal of M. D. Coverley's Califia, by Amber Strother, Part 2
In the second part of the Traversal, Strother continues on Kaye’s path in the journey south. As she reads through, she clicks on “movie stars,” and an animated picture of a movie star appears. Strother notes the music being played in the background.
Reader Traversal of M. D. Coverley's Califia, by Amber Strother, Part 3
In the last part of Strother’s Traversal of Coverley’s Califia, she clicks on “timeline,” which brings up a starry screen with a cosmic timeline. In 1492 C.E., the western land was invaded by tribes from the east. In 1822, the control of California passed from Spain to Mexico. In 1917, there was a fire in Chinatown. It ends with 1997 when Augusta, Kaye, and Calvin take up the trail and the population of Los Angeles is 32 million. The video ends with a map of the constellations.