[This review by Álvaro Seiça was first published @ I ♥ E-Poetry, coordinated by Leonardo Flores. I ♥ E-Poetry collaborates with po-ex.net in the dissemination of Portuguese electronic literature.]


Excerpt > In A Literatura Cibernética 2: Um Sintetizador de Narrativas [Cybernetic Literature 2: A Narrative Synthesizer] (1980), Pedro Barbosa advocates the same analytical perspective of literary machines, which he had begun in the first volume. Influenced by Max Bense and Abraham Moles, the author develops the idea of “artificial text,” which would be later challenged by E. M. de Melo e Castro (1987), in the sense that Castro’s transmedia stance considers that all texts, produced over time with the aid of various technological tools, are always artificial.


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