I chose Soliloquy as an example of visibility in E-literature.

In Soliloquy the author, Kenneth Goldsmith, recorded everything he said for a week. He then wrote all of it down. You click on a day of the week to get his sentences from that day. But only the first sentence stays stagnate on the page. The other sentences only become visible when you move your mouse over it, and then disappears again once you move your mouse away.

Calvino warns of a future where we are inundated with visual images. Due to all of the visual images we will no longer have to exercise our ability to create images in our mind.

However, Soliloquy does not inundate us with images. Instead, it uses simplistic design to give us single sentences. From these few sentences we must fill in the blanks. What did the person before him say? What did they say after? What was he doing? We can also use our imaginations and make up our own scenarios and visual images based on the single sentence.

Calvion believes we have two options for the future. We can start recycling images or we can get rid of all of our images and start over. Goldsmith is starting over. He has wiped the slate clean and removed all of the images from his work. He is relying on the imaginations of the viewer to produce their own visual ideas in the minds. His words are the catalyst. But, they have been broken apart, sentence by sentence, so that what was actually being talked about no longer matters.

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