Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Benjamin Rosenbaum & Ethan Ham (Eds)' "Tumbarumba": An anthology as a Firefox plugin (a sort of treasure hunt game)!

"Tumbarumba hides stories—twelve new stories ...—where you least expect to find them, turning your everyday web browsing into a strange journey."

"The browser add-on will occasionally insert a story fragment into a web page as it loads it. The result is a disorienting surreal sentence that sometimes is nonsensical and sometimes amusingly close making sense. If the reader spots the fragment, they can interact with it in a way that will cause the full story to appear".

Authors represented: Haddayr Copley-Woods, Greg van Eekhout, Stephen Gaskell, James Patrick Kelly, Mary Anne Mohanraj, David Moles, John Phillip Olsen, Tim Pratt, Kiini Ibura Salaam, David J. Schwartz, Heather Shaw, Jeff Spock.

Disclaimer: I've not installed it. I don't like distractions during work, & am way too conservative when it comes to installing new software.

[via Boing Boing & GalleyCat]

Related: Collections & anthologies; stories of Benjamin Rosenbaum.