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Selected Books by Elayne Zalis
VirtualDayz: Remediated Visions & Digital Memories By Elayne Zalis
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This "blook" preserves the musings on media and memory that Elayne Zalis posted on her blog, VirtualDayz, from June 27, 2005, to July 15, 2006 (see http://www.virtualdayz. blogspot.com/).... More > Both private and public archives inspire her reflections, which explore media in transition, a range that encompasses film, video, print, digital arts, and the web. She is interested in what artists and writers are doing and in what critics and scholars are saying.< Less
Arella's Repertoire By Elayne Zalis
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The novel begins as Arella prepares for 2000 and the fresh start it represents. More at home in cyberspace than anywhere she has actually lived, she reinvents herself and her life story for readers... More > of a multimedia web diary she calls ARELLA'S REPERTOIRE, a blend of memoir, travelogue, and blog. Characters who star in this virtual drama recapture worlds Arella has known and weave together the memories, dreams, and imaginings that have contributed to her development as a woman and a writer in postmodern America. Framed as an online text that she posts incrementally throughout the month of December 1999, the narrative explores personal and cultural memory.< Less
When We Believed in Magic By Elayne Zalis
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A visit to South Florida in 1995 prompts Leah to reflect on her early years in Miami, beginning with her childhood in the mid-1960s. To help with her memory work, she conjures up a troupe of spectral... More > dancers who stand in for her at different phases of her life. Known by the colors of their costumes, Dancer in Rose, Dancer in Blue, Dancer in Plum, and Dancer in Gold recreate scenes from an ongoing drama. Diaries and archival treasures inspire the performances. Blending the real and imagined and combining genres, the story Leah tells unfolds chronologically, yet each “act” can stand on its own. A travelogue, a memoir, and a screenplay all in one, When We Believed in Magic can also be read as a preliminary script for interactive digital platforms or as a sketch for an actual dance performance. This retrospective highlights the performative strands of Arella’s Repertoire, a novel by Elayne Zalis.< Less
Arella's Repertoire: A Novel By Elayne Zalis
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The novel begins as Arella prepares for 2000 and the fresh start it represents. More at home in cyberspace than anywhere she has actually lived, she reinvents herself and her life story for readers... More > of a multimedia web diary she calls *Arella's Repertoire,* a blend of memoir, travelogue, and blog. Characters who star in this virtual drama recapture worlds Arella has known and weave together the memories, dreams, and imaginings that have contributed to her development as a woman and a writer in postmodern America. Framed as an online text that she posts incrementally throughout the month of December 1999, the narrative explores personal and cultural memory. *Arella's Repertoire* forms part of a quartet that also includes two works of nonfiction, *Video-Graphic Alchemy: Transforming "Dear Diary"* and *VirtualDayz: Remediated Visions & Digital Memories,* and another fictional text, *Vagabond Scribe (Leah's Backstory).*< Less
Video-Graphic Alchemy: Transforming "Dear Diary" By Elayne Zalis
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In *Video-Graphic Alchemy: Transforming "Dear Diary,"* Elayne Zalis explores personal and cultural memories of life in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century.... More > Blending fact and fiction, the retrospective brings together artistic, multimedia, and literary texts from her repertoire. A childhood diary that Zalis kept in the mid-1960s inspired these transmedia experiments. The book includes reproductions of more than twenty color and black-and-white images. For additional background, see www.TheMemoryChannel.com.< Less
VirtualDayz: Remediated Visions & Digital Memories By Elayne Zalis
eBook (ePub): $4.99
This "blook" preserves the musings on media and memory that Elayne Zalis posted on her blog, VirtualDayz, from June 27, 2005, to July 15, 2006. Both private and public archives inspire her... More > reflections, which explore media in transition, a range that encompasses film, video, print, digital arts, and the web. She is interested in what artists and writers are doing and in what critics and scholars are saying.< Less
Video-Graphic Alchemy: Transforming "Dear Diary" (A Multimedia Retrospective) By Elayne Zalis
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In *Video-Graphic Alchemy: Transforming "Dear Diary,"* Elayne Zalis explores personal and cultural memories of life in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century.... More > Blending fact and fiction, the retrospective brings together artistic, multimedia, and literary texts from her repertoire. A childhood diary that Zalis kept in the mid-1960s inspired these transmedia experiments. The book includes reproductions of more than twenty color and black-and-white images.< Less