• Anti-Spam: Reinventing Data 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012)
      Today, where information is continually transferred in the form of data, the word “information” has all but been exchanged for the word “data.” This shift of terms has aided in effectively transforming the world into a ...
    • A Critique of Control and Black Boxes: Lit Mods of Ian Hatcher’s ‘⌰ (Total Runout)’ 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      This article analyzes Ian Hatcher’s online and kinetic poem “⌰ (Total Runout)” (2015) from a point of view of a critique of corporate and governmental black boxing, at the level of its code, text, visual output, sound, and ...
    • Depending or Transgressing? Kinetic Writing that Belongs and Breaks Away 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      This essay explores the relation between the avant-garde and the popular in kinetic writing. To do so, it draws on Alberto Pimenta’s argument on the degrees of “dependence” and “transgression” in literary art. It questions ...
    • The Digital Diasthima: Time-Lapse Reading Digital Poetry 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Conference object, 2015)
      In moving texts, such as digital kinetic poetry, the reader-user might no longer control the duration of their reading, unlike the traditional and static nature of printed texts. The user deals with readable time versus ...
    • Digital Poetry and Critical Discourse: A Network of Self-References? 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      This article emerges from macroanalysis of several works of critical writing in the field of digital poetry, which have been documented in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base. The problems addressed in this context are the ...
    • E-Borges: Stuart Moulthrop’s Victory Garden 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012)
      This essay analyses Stuart Moulthrop’s Victory Garden (1991), a singular hyperfiction within the context of hypertextual narratives released during the 90s. Taking into consideration the campus novel and anti-war novel ...
    • Electronic Literature and Online Literary Databases. The PO.EX and ELMCIP Cases 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Journal article, 2014)
      This essay reflects on the shift of user interaction operated by online literary archives and databases. One can easily recognize a change of scenery happening in the current networked world, given the way authors and ...
    • Kinetic Poetry 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      This chapter proposes a brief history of kinetic poetry as a transmedia and cross-artistic form. It connects the most relevant threads of a possible historiographic narrative of how kinetic poetry has been evolving since ...
    • Lit Mods 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Seiça describes modification as an art practice meant to subvert and divert from what we—as readers, spectators, and also consumers—expect from technological apparati and platforms. He extends the study of mods to “lit ...
    • A Literatura Factorial [l!] 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      Centrando-se na hiperficção, este ensaio apresenta algumas proto-hiperficções, preocupadas com as temáticas combinatórias da literatura, ars combinatoria, e com a sua composição permutacional, num movimento que ainda hoje ...
    • Other Codes / Cóid Eile: Re-thinking Context in Digital Literature 

      Karhio, Anne Sofia; Seiça, Álvaro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Introduction to Hyperrhiz 20 special issue: Other Codes / Cóid Eile, edited by Anne Karhio and Álvaro Seiça
    • setInterval(): Time-Based Readings of Kinetic Poetry 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Doctoral thesis, 2018-02-02)
      setInterval() is a study of digital kinetic poetry by English, French, and Portuguesespeaking poets whose work defies the very act of writing and reading. It places an emphasis on the historical, cultural, and technological ...
    • The Transducer Function: An Introduction to a Theoretical Typology in Electronic Literature and Digital Art 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012)
      In this essay I introduce the notion of transducer function in the fields of electronic literature and digital art. Firstly, I survey the transduction concept throughout its history in such domains as physics, genetics, ...
    • Um Feixe Luminoso: Uma Leitura da Coleção de Literatura Electrônica Portuguesa 

      Seiça, Álvaro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      A Coleção de Literatura Eletrónica Portuguesa (CLEP), na base de dados ELMCIP, pretende abordar e recolher as obras criativas e teóricas mais relevantes produzidas por autores portugueses no campo da literatura eletrónica, ...