Shelley Jackson’s Traversal of Patchwork Girl

– Shelley Jackson’s Traversal of Patchwork Girl

This traversal of Shelley Jackson took place on Friday, October 18, 2013 in the Electronic Literature Lab at Washington State University Vancouver as part of the Pathfinders project. Jackson is the author of Patchwork Girl, a hypertext poem riffing off Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that represents a high mark of the genre. The traversal is divided into four parts and reveals to us the intricacies and nuances of the work. The commentary is written by Moulthrop.

Pathfinders project – “Our method of documentation is unique in that we videotaped each artist and two additional readers interacting with a work on its original computer platform – a methodology we call traversal.”

Pathfinders Project, by Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop