“Hobo Lobo of Hamelin” is my favorite elit so far. It recreates the European folktale” Pied Piper of Hamelin”. I have never heard the folktale before but I can catch up with by reading the elit version. I love the idea of side-scrolling and “infinite canvas”. They recall my memory of the comic books I read when I was a kid.
The third page impressed me a lot. It has a few texts, but provides a long image to show how Hobe Lobe eliminated rats. The creepy images, which illustrate death of rats, are also presented as a politcial satrie. I saw the irrelevent objects flying everywhere, such as apples, trukey, lobstor, a shirt, socks, tie and sculptrues. some sybolisms, like the statues of liberty, may be implications of political situations.
I really enjoy the ending. It is implict but leaves a reader some imaging space. I really want to proceed reading but it ends at page7.
The ScareMail Generater is quite siginificant. I learned its value of “nonsense” by reading its intruction and oprating the project. it is defending the dataveillance and asking for privacy. It perhaps cannot change anything, but it stands for a brave voice and initiative awareness.
I am very curious with the reason that ScareMail can be one of the elit. By reading and dicussing with my classmates, I am gradually understanding that. The mail is using digital language to interve the NSA Deploy Program and fight against govermental surveilance. That means some people are using electronic literature to change the traditional mind. The power of elit not only deliever message but also is a weapon to defend ourselves. Besides ScareMail, the web provides other projects, such as Safebook, which is againt privacy stealing. Those work seems to be nonsense. But they are pioneers to lead an innovation and revolution of human society.