Critical Writing Index

"Living Letterforms": The Ecological Turn in Contemporary Digital Poetics

by Rita Raley

Contemporary Literature, Winter 2011, v. 52, no. 4, pp. 883-913

Using David Jhave Johnston's Sooth as a starting point, Rita Raley situates the artist within the context of the digital poetry medium. This relatively new from of art-making is hard to define as, being a form of new media, it is constantly reinvented. Concentrating on Jhave's work, this article looks at the ecological qualities of the medium, through attention to typography and concepts such as TAVIT, Text Audio Visual Interactivity.

ITEM 2011.082 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

SoothDavid Jhave Johnston

Extinction ElegiesDavid Jhave Johnston

The Dream Life of LettersBrian Kim Stefan

The Sweet Old ElectraAllison Clifford