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Review: Mark C. Marino’s Reflect-O-Grams

Review: Mark C. Marino’s Reflect-O-Grams

Reflect-O-Grams Cover

by Mark C. Marino

You should be writing Loki meme

Yes, I really should be. Am I? No. Of course not. I’m reviewing Mark Marino’s Reflect-O-Grams collection.

where have you been nic cage meme

I know. I drop off the radar for months, and then I just throw a review at you. Well, I threaten to throw a review. I haven’t done it yet, have I? Suffice to say, work in higher education institutions is…

Dear day job, you are a soul-sucking nightmare. Love, me

So the review. I’m sure Mark wants a neat blurb like Jeremy’s that he can paste all over social media. Well, to paraphrase Tracy Morgan, I love Reflect-O-Grams so much I want to take it out behind the middle school and… tell it what a fine upstanding example of 3rd generation e-lit it is. I wished it had been bigger, longer, and perhaps not in PDF, because it wants to be on a Pinterest board or a Twitter hashtag (which it is, sorta).

The point, really, is that this is the kind of art/lit that emerges in convergent spaces of digitality, communication, sociality, and creativity. Also, these are funny and thinky, which makes me happy(?).

Kristen Bell GIF meme laughing then crying


Go check Reflect-O-Grams out. Then tell Mark to make more.

Podcast Episode 1: You Already Read Digital Fiction

Podcast Episode 1: You Already Read Digital Fiction

The term “digital fiction” may not be familiar to you, but the works probably are. “3rd generation” electronic literature often goes viral on social media; we enjoy it and pass it on without really thinking about what else is out there. But there’s a lot else out there! In this episode, we discuss DF you may have already seen, and some you might want to look up.

Links mentioned in this episode:

This episode’s “Pick a Card” topic:

See Lyle’s profile and work on her website, and Jordan’s research and writing musings here.
Many thanks to Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies & Media for use of their recording equipment and support of this podcast.

Produced by Lyle Skains & Jordan Glendenning. Music from Kurt James Werner.