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Opazovanje v tišini (Seeing in Silence). E-book, anthology of poetry first published at Facebook page Poiesis. E-book was edited by Peter Semolič and Jaka Železnikar. In Slovene only.

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Net art, e-literature

In mid-1990s as internet started to reach wider audience the international movements of net art and e-literature emerged. Traditions of visual art and literature (as well as their many intersections) got enriched by computational and networked approaches.

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About the author

Jaka Železnikar is a poet/artist based in Slovenia. Most of his work resides in investigative combination of poetry, visual art and networked programming. His fist book was published in 1994 (poetry, short stories) and after that focus of his creative work moved into realm of early net art (1996/97 →) and later on e-literature.

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About Slovene language

Most of Jaka Železnikar's language based works are bilingual — Slovene (authors native language) and English.

Slovene is an Indo-European language that belongs to the family of South Slavic languages. It's written in the Roman alphabet. It is a grammatically complex language with rich (inflectional) morphology. It has 6 cases, 3 genders, 4 tenses and 3 numbers (beside the singular and plural also the dual is used - for two persons or objects). About 2 million native speakers.

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First online works at jaka.org were made back in 1996. Due to intense development of web technologies and browsers some of the works might not function properly (or at all) on current version of browsers.

More on web development in overview by Google: The Evolution of the Web