First off, remember the Preserving Virtual Worlds Project Johanna and I presented on? Well, I found an awesome example on Reddit of an old game that could use some work. It’s an old classic game, Lemmings, that you may not remember (as it’s dated 1991 on this floppy disk). I just thought it was cool that I came across someone who was excited to play this game, took a picture of it, but came across some difficulties inserting the floppy disk into their laptop. Go PVW go!
Another cool and active project I came across while diving into the Waste Land a bit deeper was a hypertext of the Waste Land. You may or may not have come across it already, but it provided some cool insights for me. It was nice to be able to see the hypertext actually connected to hyperlinks. Although I thought that it could’ve used some more resources and links, it was cool to be able to easily translate words, find hidden meanings and references in commonplace words (like “dead” in the Burial of the Dead), and readily read the plays or poems that the Waste Land references.
The website is by no means perfected, completed, nor entirely professional, but the layout is nice and easy to use. I thought this was a cool use of technology, the internet, and an old poem to intertwine all of them to get more meaning from the Waste Land.
It also occurred to me that it would be cool if there was an interactive site for people to link what they personally think that the word refers to, or the meaning that they get from that word. Maybe the poem isn’t supposed to be as subjectively read and interpreted, but I thought it could be a cool and useful option for a website.