The Same is never the Same

„As far as your mind is concerned, nothing happens the same twice, even if in every technical sense, the thing is identical.“ – Brian Eno

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„Choose Your Own Adventure books: How The Cave of Time taught us to love interactive entertainment.“

Schöner Artikel von Grady Hendrix auf slate

The idea for interactive fiction was laid out by Jorge Luis Borges in 1941 in his short story „The Garden of Forking Paths“: A Chinese spy for Germany living in Great Britain discusses his ancestor’s ambition to write a vastly complex novel that is also a labyrinth wherein every branching path is determined by the reader’s choices.

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2011/02/choose_your_own_adventure.single.html#pagebreak_anchor_2

Identitäts-Probleme? Ask Poly!

 IDENTITY

IDENTITY IS THE CRISIS CAN’T YOU SEE
IDENTITY IDENTITY

WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR
DO YOU SEE YOURSELF
DO YOU SEE YOURSELF
ON THE T.V. SCREEN
DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE MAGAZINE
WHEN YOU SEE YOURSELF
DOES IT MAKE YOU SCREAM

WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR
DO YOU SMASH IT QUICK
DO YOU TAKE THE GLASS
AND SLASH YOUR WRISTS
DID YOU DO IT FOR FAME
DID YOU DO IT IN A FIT
DID YOU DO IT BEFORE
YOU READ ABOUT IT

Poly Styrene (c) 1976

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