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IN SEARCH OF INFINITE JEST (2014-2016)

Notes et images de pensée

Notes et dessins préparatifs pour une visualisation numérique du roman Infinite Jest de David Foster Wallace. La relation entre la littérature et le numérique est justifiée par le style expérimental, monumental et répétitif de l’auteur qui traite de troubles liés à l’addiction et l’ennui dans une société de l’information et du divertissement.

IN SEARCH OF INFINITE JEST (2014-2016)

Sketches

Here some of my notes and drawings which intend to analyze and visualize the crazy novel of David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest. My aim is to conceive a series of drawings, digital installations and a website with the help of graphic designer and web developer. It's a work in progress.

What I intend to underline is how the writing of Infinite Jest embodies feelings of anxiety, boredom, addiction and others malaises. I have found the style of the writing to be repetitive, encyclopedic, and experimental (through the use of made-up words, non-linear structure, mixing of different kinds of language).

This analysis goes in parallel to a theoretical reflexion on what is the digital tool (computer, algorithm and web) and how this tool is able to produce language in comparison to the human mind.