… and by islands I mean paragraphs
- J.R. Carpenter (Canada)
… and by islands I mean paragraphs presents an expanse of white space extending far beyond the browser window. This space is dotted with computer-generated paragraphs composed of fragments harvested from larger literary islands including Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, and accounts of the classical and possibly fictional island of Thule. Individually, these islands are topical – from the Greek topos, meaning place. Collectively they constitute a topography of reading. In this constantly shifting sea of text one never finds the same islands twice… and by islands I mean paragraphs.