Posts by Alena Smith

  • @horse_ebooks and Jonathan Franzen

    Literary Parkour: @Horse_ebooks, Jonathan Franzen, and the Rise of Twitter Fiction

    When it was revealed a couple of weeks ago that the heavily followed “spambot” Twitter account @horse_ebooks was, in fact, not an algorithmically generated series of random word-strings, but the consciously crafted work of two net-based performance artists, many of the account’s followers felt they had been punked. While some appreciated the revelation of artistry […]