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Twelve Blue

by Michael Joyce

1996

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About the Story

A drowning, a murder, a friendship, three or four love affairs, a boy and a girl, two girls and their mothers, two mothers and their lovers, a daughter and her father, a father and his lover, seven women, three men, twelve months, twelve threads, eight hours, eight waves, one river, a quilt, a song, twelve interwoven stories, a thousand memories, Twelve Blue explores the way our lives like the web itself or a year, a day, a memory, or a river form patterns of interlocking, multiple, and recurrent surfaces.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Storyspace
IFID: Unknown
TUID: cpcr4tbp6ujsnwzw

Editorial Reviews

Electronic Literature Collection
Michael Joyce, the author of the first hypertext fiction, afternoon, a story, authored this, his first web hypertext, in 1996. Twelve Blue is an HTML hypertext that makes use of frames and image-maps. Although simple from a technical standpoint, the work tells a complex and enigmatic story of memory, desire, lust, truth, and consequences.
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Gregory L. Ulmer
A Response to Twelve Blue by Michael Joyce
Michael Joyce is well known as a theorist, teacher, and creator of hypertext fiction. His most recent composition, authored in StorySpace for presentation on the World Wide Web, may be found at http://www.eastgate.com/TwelveBlue. Twelve Blue thus demonstrates the strengths (but also some of the limitations) of StorySpace as an authoring environment for the Web. Its great evocative power also shows off the craft of Joyce as a creative writer.
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CultureNet
A Review of Twelve Blue
Twelve Blue by Michael Joyce is an interesting look at poetry explored through technology.
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